Workers clear heavy snow for Kennedy inauguration, 1961

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fallen York the boy off are Workers Clear Heavy Snow From Route WASHINGTON (UPI)--A miracle miracle of toil won Washington's all- night battle against a seven-inch snow storm which had threatened to bog down the presidential inaugural inaugural ceremonies for John F. Kennedy. An unsung' army of workers had cleared all traces of snow from the historic parade route down Pennsylvania Avenue by dawn. The work crews then switched to the swearing-in site at the Capitol Plaza for backbreaking backbreaking dig-out operations there. Inaugural day dawned sunny and bright after a nightmarish night of toil by work crews of laborers and Army troops to clear the snow deposited by the severe storm. The storm had passed by early morning but the temperatures were to range in the low 30s and a bitter cold wind swept through he city. By 6 a m., the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route from the apitol to the White House had been cleared with chemicals, snow equipment and sheer hard work, force of 3,000 laborers and troops, 500 dump trucks, 200 snowplows, snowplows, dozens of wreckers and Army graders and tons of salt and sand were thrown into file all-night struggle. The gathering and dispersing areas for the parade units were also being cleared and sanded. italled cars were towed to side treets and nearby parking lots. (See earlier story page 5.)

Clipped from The Holland Evening Sentinel20 Jan 1961, FriPage 1

The Holland Evening Sentinel (Holland, Michigan)20 Jan 1961, FriPage 1
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