Heavy Snowfall in Ellensburg.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Unknown., “Heavy Snowfall in Ellensburg.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed September 1, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8531.

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Title

Heavy Snowfall in Ellensburg.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Kittitas County (Wash.) -- Streets, Historic; Historic streets -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Streets -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Blizzards -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Winter scenes -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Pearl Street (Ellensburg, Wash.)

Description

Kittitas County experienced one of the worst winter snowfalls ever during the winter of 1915 - 1916. Heavy snow began falling on November 11, 1915 and the bare ground was not seen again until April 1916. Transportation was very difficult and all train travel stopped for weeks at a time. Piles of deep snow lined the sidewalks and filled the streets of Ellensburg. The town was empty of people except for two horse drawn sleds on Pearl Street when this morning photograph was taken. Looking south from Fifth Street, many of Ellensburg business buildings and hotels can be seen.Postcard postmarked 8-PM Feb. 24, 1916 Ellensburg, Wash. Handwritten note and address in purple colored pencil. Addressed to Mr. Peter Frederickson, Mondovi, Wisconsin. Note to "Dear Father" from "Anna."

Creator

Unknown.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

Late winter 1915 or early winter 1916.

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

3 1/2" x 5 1/2" sepia colored original photograph postcard.

Identifier

STS-081