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Hard Harrington winters of the past


Last updated 2/4/2017 at 4:05pm

--Photo courtesy of Heather Slack's personal photo album.

In 1937, a rotary snow plow cleared roads in the vicinity of Harrington, spraying the white stuff all the way out into the adjacent fields.


As told by Mrs. John F. Green, "The winter of 1887-1888 was one of the coldest on record, the mercury going 30 degrees below zero, but we were good sports even when our breath froze in icicles on our bedding. In May we moved to the Lake Creek Ranch. The trip seemed interminable. In the fall A.L. Smalley took up a homestead near us. When he could no longer stand the solitude, he came to the ranch and begged for something to do to earn his board. We employed him to teach the children, as we were outside of the school district. It was another severe winter, with heavily...

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