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Snow Shovelers on Broadway East in Little Falls, Minnesota. Circa 1930

Already tired of shoveling snow? The three guys in this undated photo postcard who are trying to clear large piles of snow along Broadway East in downtown Little Falls would probably think last Monday’s snowstorm was not much of a weather event, even though much of Morrison County and the rest of Central Minnesota got over a foot of snow. The unidentified men don’t even look pooped, though the younger one in the right-foreground does look a bit disgruntled. Depending on which part of the Minnesota snow season this photo was taken, these guys might have had a lot more work ahead of them before spring arrived.

The buildings in the background include several popular local businesses, such as Nelson’s Photo Studio which was located at 42 Broadway East. The three-story brick building at the far right is identified on the January 1930 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for Little Falls as the Little Falls Garment Company, a fur garment factory. The low buildings to the left of the light pole in the foreground include the office and garage of the Broadway Chevrolet Company, one of sixteen automobile dealers and repairers located in Little Falls around 1930. The garage had a capacity for fifty cars.

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