Do Not Feed the Snowplow
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Oxen Plow Portsmouth Streets (c) Strawbery Banke
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Teams of oxen once "rolled" the city streets to flatten the snow for sleighs. This photo from a stereoscopic slide shows Pleasant and State streets likely in 1867. Business signs indicate a milliner, an apothecary, a book and music store, a bank and the "Daguerrean Gallery" of the Davis Brothers who took this early photograph.


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Winter State Street, 1867

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