Monday, December 5, 2011

1909 Snow Plow

The winter of 1909 appears to have had quite a bit of cold weather and snow. Much of the information found in the local newspaper spoke of so many cold days in a row, keeping the main roads as clear as possible, and articles like the following regarding the sidewalks:

Street commissioner Newman started the new snow plow on the sidewalks on Friday morning and kept it going the greater part of Friday and Saturday. It worked very nicely and is a credit to those who constructed the tool.

Since this was in the early years of the car and anything automated, I have to wonder how this "tool" was operated -- pushed by manpower or horse, or was there a small engine helping to push the snow. Any thoughts?

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