Friday, January 15, 2016

Rolling the Snow

This photo taken in 1926 is of Norman Pratt (1913-2010) and Charles Merrill in front of the Stanley Block with the bank, and Norton Block with the post office, on Federal Road in Kezar Falls. Note they are towing a snow roller, a smaller version of the ones commonly used to pack the snow on the roads before snow plows came into use. Perhaps this one was used for sidewalks in the village.

This is a double snow roller used by Parsonsfield in the 1900’s. It is in front of Ansel West’s barn on Devereux Road (now Paul Poulin’s).

Here is another double snow roller being used on the Kezar Mountain Road in Parsonsfield.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Winter in Kezar Falls

It wasn't a white Christmas in Kezar Falls this year but finally, on December 29th, we got a bit of the white stuff.

This charming picture was taken by well-known hometown photographer George W. French about 1926. Obviously staged, (each little girl has only one snowshoe), it is a great photo, nonetheless. Shown left to right are Helene (Fox) Jewell (1916 – 1971), Constance Fox (1918-1936), and Pauline (Stacy) Gehrs (1917- ?)

What are some of your wintertime memories?