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100 Years Ago

Deep Snow Paralyzes Cove

Herald of Feb. 29, 1924

The farmer’s faithful friend, the horse, was called into service transporting coal from the Broadtop region to the Cove, following a 15-inch snow that paralyzed the area. School operations were silenced in New Enterprise and elsewhere horses were drafted to haul children to and from school. Impassable drifted roads delayed mail delivery for several days. The Sunday morning thermometer reading at Beavertown was 20 degrees below zero. Farmers in the Yellow Creek area were busy hauling ties and light poles, other logs and lumber, using idle winter time.

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