Ready to Hit the Slopes?
Approaching top of hill by ski tow. 1940-1941.
Taken in the vicinity of the Huron-Manistee National Forests (Michigan). From the Historic Photographs file of the Forest Service’s Eastern Region
The first rope tow ski lift in the United States began operation on January 28, 1934 outside Woodstock, Vermont.
Photograph of Winter Scene Along Pike Bay Loop Road, 01/1939
It is a chilly day in Washington, DC, is it cold in your neck of the woods?
On January 27, 1776, former bookseller Henry Knox arrived at George Washington’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with 60 tons of captured artillery to use in the liberation of Boston from British forces. Knox had masterminded the removal and transportation of the guns from Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York, through 300 miles of sparsely populated terrain in the dead of winter.
Hauling guns by ox teams from Fort Ticonderoga for the siege of Boston, 1775
It’s the first day of winter! Can you believe? We know, we can’t either! Today we are featuring a cartoon by Jim Berryman, son of Clifford Berryman, called All in the Point of View. In this cartoon, Berryman humorously highlights the differing points of view on winter snow. While on one day you might enjoy the beautiful snow on Washington’s monuments, your view changes considerably when trying to dig your car out the next day. Here’s hoping that none of you have to dig your cars out of the “drifted snow and shimmering ice” this winter!
All in the Point of View by Jim Berryman, 12/2/1928, U.S. Senate Collection (ARC 6011977)
“Don’t Shiver Next Winter…Order Coal Now!”, 1941 - 1945
Are you ready for winter? Less common now, coal is still used to heat many homes, but what kind of fuel do you use for heat? Natural gas? Wood pellets? Geothermal?