Photo from Monroe’s past: Clearing the snow in the old days

HistPeppSnowA horse-drawn snowplow moves south on Pepper Street, toward Old Newtown Road, after a big snowstorm in 1930.  The utility poles trailing away in the distance are running aside the Housatonic Railway to the north — today’s rail trail.

The hill rising in the distance in the middle, behind the main utility pole, is Bugg Hill. This photo was donated by the Fagan family of Pepper Street.

(Photo courtesy of the Monroe Historical Society)

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