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A Solid 6 Inches: 1964

A Solid 6 Inches: 1964

Winter 1964 in Wayne County, Michigan. This is the kind of snow I remember from my childhood: the green grass a distant memory, Dad's shrubs bowed over from the weight of the snowfall, and deadly icicles hanging from the gutters. The following Autumn, I started Kindergarten at my local Elementary school. Yes, I had to walk uphill both ways. View full size.

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We had a blast

I remember that winter well. At 7 years old I don't think we felt the cold. We would stay out all day building snow forts and tunnels. I don't see any kids out today, perhaps there is a video game for that.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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