Dealing with the snow a 100+ years ago

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    The beginning of the Great Blizzard of 1888
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    Clearing a path for trains during the 1888 Blizzard.
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    Making in back during the Great 1888 Blizzard.[/b]
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    Salter/dirters during the 1888 blizzard[/b]
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    Horse drawn snow removal
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    A wagon dump for snow removal
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    Horse drawn wedges to clear the snow after the storm.
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    Clearing the snow on Staten Island
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  2. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    The Brooklyn Bridge during the Great Blizzard of 1888....

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    Weighed down NYC wires during the storm...

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    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ VIP

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    nobody would ever work that hard today.
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Jesus, look at the power wiring! That was back in the day when they ran direct current to your house and every house needed a pair of wires running directly to the power company. Alternating current can use transformers and is a lot more efficient.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    A lot of people do, but not like the people back then. They had no IPads. Ipods, cell phones, Netflix, etc, etc. They just got up and said, "Lets go, we are hauling ass today!"

    Today it's like, "Screw the Mayor, my car door is snowed in! I'm not leaving then! I'm not shoveling out my car door!!! FUCK, now my internet service is out, I'm screwed. Some will pay for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!" :snicker:
     
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    jake206 Well-Known Member

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    They're probably dumping a lot of the snow straight into the river. That would NEVER be allowed today.
     
  7. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Nothing is allowed today.
     
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    Again, fucking LT knocking it out the park!!!!

    In a world where we are flooded with selfie after selfie, it is overwhelmingly refreshing to see the daily struggles of such a beautiful bygone era.

    Today, we will be flooded with pics of people covered in blankets next to their flat screen and ipad too scared to go outside. Look at me too much snow to go outside today. ....fuck you!

    Sorry, thanks LT keep them coming!
     
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    Actually those were telegraph/telephone wires. They didn't use multiplexing then.
     
  10. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Great thread. Thanks. ;)
     
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    I wonder if they all had enough bread and milk back then?
     
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    They're both
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    :beer:
     
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    I stand corrected - forgot that Edison opened his power plant on Pearl Street in 1882. This was back when everything was private and people just strung cables from poles.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Not, they just had a glass of booze and mingled with the neighbors for dinner and got through it.
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    Dirt in the snow from the street?
     
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    Environmental reasons and concerns. Our city used to dump snow in the river up until to the late 70s/early 80s and they were asked to stop for ecological reasons involving pollutants.
     
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    They didn't have weather forecasters like today to send out word of impending doom. Imagine waking up and seeing all that snow. With so few resources, technology. Strong people.
     
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    No problem for Howard back then, he just his string line from his apartment

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