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Blue Earth: 1952

Blue Earth: 1952

"Dam at Blue Earth below cemetery -- May 4 1952." The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes is back with the boys at the swimming hole for a bracing dip. At least it looks pretty cold. Photo by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

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Hot spring

From this site:

"The longest warm spell was from April 23 to May 7, constituting 15 consecutive days with warmer than average high temperatures."

Gratitude

Another wonderful shot very much like a Painting.

This photographer would be so pleased to know his work was appreciated in the future.

Just as Shorpy should be proud of the joy and thought-provoking retrospection their wonderful site provides to us all. Thank You!

From the land of sky-blue waters.

Having dipped in many Minnesota lakes, streams, and rivers in May, I can say that numbing and frigid are fair descriptions.

As for that "farmer's tan," the first time the pale white flesh of a Minnesotan emerging from six months of winter sees a bit of sun, it only takes about 20 minutes to burn.

Sunburned in May?

It must have been a quite a sunny Spring judging by that Farmer's Tan.

[Early May, seven weeks from the longest day of the year, has the same sunniness as early August. - Dave]

Masterpiece

This one almost appears to be a painting.

Cold Indeed

Yes, that water was cold. In May, it was practically still frozen! But Minnesotans are hardy folk, as these boys prove.

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