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Children Playing in Snowdrift, Scotland, Ontario

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Posted by Phoebe Hershey, 28 March 2013 at 12:02

This picture could have been a March picture! I remember that winter. I was 10 years old, living through my first winter in Canada, and we had the infamous winter of 1947. We had to use the horse-drawn bobsled from US Thanksgiving in November through until Easter because the roads were clogged with snow. I remember the humongous drifts between the house and the barn. It was quite an adventure to go over the mountains of snow to do the milking in the barn. And we had an outhouse at that time! Don't remember how we handled that, since we would have had to go across the yard to get to it. It was an adventure for us transplanted Virginians. In the spring, local people were surprised that we weren't heading back south!

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Children Playing in Snowdrift, Scotland, Ontario

This photograph shows a group of children playing in a large pile of snow after a 1947 snowstorm in Scotland, Ontario. It was taken at the corner of Oakland Rd. and Simcoe St. This photograph was provided by Neil O'Reilly during a Digitization Day event held by the County of Brant Public Library. Do you have any historical items and are interested in helping preserve our county's history online? Contact the library at (519) 442-2433 for more information.