Plowing ahead, 1890s

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Staying with the snow flurry theme from last week, this image, colorized by Tim Wager, was taken in front of the old Second Congregational Church on the corner of Main and School streets in the late 1890s. "The white house with green shutters on the right was moved back a few hundred feet in 1905 to make way for the construction of the new YMCA, which was built in 1906 and demolished in 1971 for a Dunkin Donuts." Wager said.

He noted that the trolley is equipped with a snowplow, and carries a complement of six men with shovels to clear the tracks. The brown structure in the upper far right, he adds, is the bell tower of the Methodist church.



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