SHELTON PHOTOS OF YESTERYEAR: The Blizzard of ’34

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Phyllis Walsh of Shelton shared these photos showing the aftermath of the Blizzard of Feb. 21, 1934 in downtown Shelton. She found them when looking through a box of old family photos.

She said it seems no plows were used to clear snow in that era, so residents had to use hand shovels to move snow drifts up to 15 feet tall.

Above, at top, looking toward Bridge Street from Viaduct Square (the current post office site).

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Just above, the approximate same view as it appears today.

Below, Howe Avenue, looking north (on the right is Projan’s Variety Store; the sign in the lower right says “Town Clerk, City Clerk”; note the billboards on top of buildings in the rear). Phyllis Walsh’s father marked one of the shovelers and marked that on the back of the photo (the shoveler was named Jerry Berta).

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