I guess they couldn't wait for the snow to melt, so they called out every pickup truck in town to remove the slushy mess. Great view of the Paris Fair when it was in its "art deco" phase, and Hal Nesbit's service station.
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The man on the far right--wouldn't want to arm wrestle him left handed.
Buzz on 24th January 2018 @ 7:14am
Someone here might know who that is. Look at how big his scoop of snow is!
My son works construction. He said you would be surprised how many guys they get on the job, that have never used a shovel.
Not so with these old timers.
L.E. on 24th January 2018 @ 8:16am
Seemed novel in Klamath Falls where they plowed the snow into the middle of the streets, but made some very diffiicult turns for trucks ~
Kenn on 24th January 2018 @ 8:54am
Oak Street was platted at 60 feet in the 1880s, compared with 80 feet for State. That includes sidewalks, curb and gutter. Even without snow it's a pretty tight fit.
Arthur on 24th January 2018 @ 10:03am
Looks like hard work - the snow is usually wet and heavy when it has been piled up like that. Does anyone know if the shovelers were volunteers back in the day? Or if not, paid by whom? Could you get volunteers to come down and do this work today?
kmb on 24th January 2018 @ 1:32pm
Don't know but there was a man by the name of Horn that had only one arm. I want to say his first name was Joe, but can't be certain about that.
Charlott on 24th January 2018 @ 5:14pm
I have no memory of shoveling any light snow at our place on Belmont.....I most "enjoyed" the snow plow coming by and closing our two Belmont driveways after I had cleaned them out.......but shoveling one handed is way beyond my capability.....
Arlen Sheldrake on 24th January 2018 @ 5:54pm
In the 90's we leased the gas station from Jerry Kramer. It was Kramer's Shell then. We remodeled it and turned it into Have Fast Mart.It was fun being downtown.
Kathie A. on 25th January 2018 @ 6:07am
My 92 yr old dad agrees that is Joe Horn with only one arm, one of the Oak Grove Horns. They had a saw mill behind the Oak Grove store. Dad also shoveled snow as a teenager. He was paid enough to go to the movies.
Greg Oates on 25th January 2018 @ 6:54pm