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Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, Beautiful drifts. The snow blower blew the snow out through an open hole.

Scanned: September 4, 2009


Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, Persons Snow blower busting through a drift. [The snow blower makes a clean sweep of the banks.]

Scanned: September 4, 2009


Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, V Plow pioneering the road. [The plow is nearly engulfed by the snow it is trying to push.]

Scanned: September 4, 2009


Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, V Plow. The lines on the blade show how the curvature was made with a chisel in the shop, to improve the snow throwing characteristics. [This piece of equipment seems to be all blades.]

Scanned: September 4, 2009


Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, Persons "Rotary Co-Op Wisconsin" This truck had a separate motor for the two fans to operate it. You would back it into the snow bank. Must have been an early version. The discs had solid impellers, with metal deflectors above them. [The plow driver prepares to enter the truck. The menacing blades are located at the back of the machine.]

Scanned: September 4, 2009


Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, Persons Tractor pulling a mainliner and one shovel. Man in front may be Johnny Welton, former county engineer. [Several men gather around the tractor that looks like it may be of 1930s/1940s vintage.]

Scanned: September 8, 2009


Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, In Ripley yard, probably pre WWII. [A plow is parked next to a billboard advertising the movie "Mutiny on the Bounty?"]

Scanned: September 4, 2009


Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, Persons Removing snow by hand, ahead of the mechanized plows on the railroad. [Several people with shovels attempt to clear the way for the plow.]

Scanned: September 4, 2009


Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, Persons A V plow trying to break through a drift. [A few spectators watch as the plow tries to clear the road.]

Scanned: September 4, 2009


Snow Removal

Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Seasons, Winter, Persons Big blizzard of "36" or may be "37". Men had to shovel ahead of the plows because the drifts were so high. [Two men shovel ahead as the plow barely peeks over the drifts.]

Scanned: September 4, 2009