Title:
Horses working in the Snow
Town:
Unknown
County:
No_County
State:
Vermont
Date:
1941
Description:
The photo shows four horses working at pulling a snow roller with a few men on a road. Note the cleared hill slopes in the distance. Esther Munroe Swift writes on 2005-3-3: This scene looks very much like Orleans County to me. The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington has a couple of snow rollers that were used well into the 1940's to the amazement of out of state visitors. Loona Brogan writes on 2006-12-11: The trees present in this image support Dr. Swift's hypothesis. Directly behind the roller are a cedar tree and a white pine behind it. In the distance, while heavily cleared (probably for hay fields for dairy farming), there are thick fir-spruce forests. These is the predominant species composition in the forests of the Northeast Kingdom, though today many of these fields would have returned to forest, as dairy farmers are much fewer than in the early 20th century.
Filename:
LS03955_000.jpg
Size:
5676 x 4580 pixels; 9956238 bytes
Original Filename:
AOT4017_.jpg
Keywords:
Winter; Animals; Conifers; Culture; Farming; Forests and Plants; Geology; Horses; Human Activity; Living Things; Men; Nature; People; Plowing; Snow; Surface Processes; Travel with horses; Trees; Work
Source:
Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Submitted By:
Michala Peabody
Submitted On:
2004-06-25
Original Media:
Photograph
Catalogue Information:
Agency of Transportation Collection
Times viewed:
2681
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