Snowfall in Cle Elum I.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Russell H. Connell 1876-1950., “Snowfall in Cle Elum I.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed October 24, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8558.

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Title

Snowfall in Cle Elum I.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Kittitas Co. (Wash.) -- Streets, Historic; Historic streets -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum; Streets -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum; First Street (Cle Elum, Wash.); Hoeffler, Julius V.; Cle Elum State Bank; Blizzards -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum; Winter scenes -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum; City and town life -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum; Commercial streets -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum;

Description

The winter of 1915 and 1916 was one of the worst on record. Over 28 feet of snow fell in the Roslyn and Cle Elum area. The ground was covered with the first snowfall on November 11, 1915 and bare ground was not seen again until the first of April 1916. The train transportation came to a standstill. This photograph was taken at 206 E. First Street looking east. Sidewalks had to be shoveled daily. Julius V. Hoeffler whose office sign can be seen was the Cle Elum City Attorney. The Cle Elum State Bank was east of Hoeffler's office.Postcard titled, "Heavy Snow Cle Elum, Wash." (Connell Photo)

Creator

Russell H. Connell 1876-1950.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

Winter of 1915-1916.

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

4" x 6 3/4" b/w enlarged reprint of original photograph postcard.

Identifier

STS-070