The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 27, 1936 · Page 20
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 27, 1936
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Je' TWENTY MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 27 ·§ 1936 Pictures of Worst North Iowa Winter for 116 Years Snowplows Fought Record Subzero Weather and Snowdrifts on R. R. Lines and Highways CLEARING CANYON -Rear view of a tender on a Rotary snowplow clearing marooned train at Hurley. TOWER OF ICE--The standpipe in Clear Lake park was one of the North Iowa show spots following the storm. TRAINS FIGHT DRIFTS--These scenes show work on clearing huge drifts on the Milwaukee railroad near New Hampton. Worst in 116 Years The Globe-Gazette presents here pictures taken during this winter in North Iowa--the worst in 1 16 years, according to records. Three complete tieups of transportation, continued sub-zero weather, acute fuel shortages in many towns, loss of much time in schools, delays of mail for many days on rural routes and drifts as deep as 25 feet were characteristics of the season. PHEASANT LOSS HEAVY--Hundreds of pheasants perished although farmers and sportsmen saved many. Jack Stevens, conservation officer, is shown examining dead birds picked up near Mason City. WALL OF SNOW--Left by the rotary snowplow on the south short of Clear Lake. TUNNEL THROUGH SNOW--Snowbound residents at Edgewood burrowed their way through drifts as well as over them. AUTOS MAROONED--Snow came almost to the top of marooned automobiles on No. 65 south of Mason City in front of .the Schermerhorn farms. SNOW IN MOUNTAINS--View of big drifts on South Second street at Clear Lake. PLOW POUNDS WAY--Snowplow clearing way through drift-just south of Mason City. PLOW WINS FIGHT--Railroad snowplow arriving victoriously after several days' battle with drifts. ADDED TROUBLES--One of 2 cabooses'carrying shovel- ers which tipped over near Hampton. The other caboose burned. Thirteen slightly hurt. CARRIERS' HARDSHIPS--Two rural letter carriers used all special means to try to cover routes. Here are two leaving on route near Latimer. TYPICAL HIGHWAY SCENES--Such scenes as these were common in North Iowa after blizzard? SMASHING BIG DRIFTS--Near Lake Mills a doubleheader with snowplow would race at 40 miles an hour into drifts. Shovelers are shown helping. LEFT BY WIND--Snowdrift 25 feet high on Highway 69 south of Forest City, left by heavy gale. ROYAL SNOW GORGE--Drift on.the Milwaukee line 5Vz miles east of New Hampton which worried railroad men.

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