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Weird Photo Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weird Photo Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's snowing today in Denver, but we don't expect this much to fall! 

For Weird Photo Wednesday on October 26 we show you a photo taken in 1913 of a huge snow storm and its aftermath. It looks like Denver had a lot of snow that winter! It's the law to shovel your sidewalk in Denver, but I'm sure the folks after this storm waited a few days for the snow to melt. For more information about the is photo, please click here. Please check out our Digital Collections for more interesting snow storm photos as well as many others. 

With all the snow in the

With all the snow in the Denver area the last couple days, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could "dig up" some related pictures throughout the city's history. I began to wonder, before the advent of snow trucks, plows, and wheel loaders, what was the optimal method of snow removal? By looking closely at the picture(clicking on link in summary), you can see the horse drawn wagons with the men trudging along doing the shoving and their four hoofed animals doing the hauling. It looks like arduous work, but the street in the foreground is wiped clean, so the method appears to prove to be effective. Great shot!

Thanks so much for the

Thanks so much for the additional information. Sometimes looking closer at a photo will bring out additional information. And it helps that we now have a great zoom tool.