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Old Man Winter is on the Way


If you live in the northern hemisphere as we do, here is one more reminder to get the old bus ready for the winter season and put your snow tires on. This press photo dated January 3, 1952, shows us Westlake Avenue north of Pike Street in the city of Seattle after a light snowfall. To us in New England and many others in the snow belt it looks like just a dusting of snow, but in a city like this it can bring things to close to a standstill. Photo courtesy of the Benjamin Ames Collection that you will find is filled with many interesting images.

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Easter Sunday in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 1924

We are a bit late with this photo, but as it is only by one day we hope you will forgive us. You may have seen this scene before, but it is posted here now because it is identified and dated as being on Easter Sunday, and it was taken in Forest Park, in St. Louis, Missouri in 1924. The park is known as being the site of the 1904 Worlds Fair and filled with all of these automobiles makes for an a very interesting sight. Photo courtesy of the Joe Sonderman Collection.

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Mud Season Mystery Cars in Toronto

It is that time of year here in northern New England, when the maple sap is flowing and all of the maple sugar houses in the neighborhood are in full production boiling down the sap into maple syrup and candy. At the very same time we experience what is called “Mud Season”, when all of our dirt roads thaw out and turn to mud as seen here.

This used to be common most everywhere, before roads were improved and this pair of photos from Toronto show us muddy streets in that city. The photo at the (top) is dated 1912 and shows us Morley Ave., with a full crew of on lookers watching a car which appears to be stuck in the mud.

The photo (below) shows a Toronto Star staff car, with Art Wells on the left from the Star, helping workers to extricate it. The photo is circa 1935 and the location was between Blood St. and Lakeshore in Toronto.

We are going to let our readers have the fun of identifying both of these cars for us, in photos that are courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives.

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