Snowy Thanksgiving, 1951


A huge blizzard hit Ohio on Thanksgiving weekend, 1950, as shown in this photo of downtown Wilmington. According to the Nov. 28, 1950 News Journal, “Snow-tortured Ohio wriggled slowly from the embrace of the big weekend storm today, counting 55 dead and loss running into the millions.”

A huge blizzard hit Ohio on Thanksgiving weekend, 1950, as shown in this photo of downtown Wilmington. According to the Nov. 28, 1950 News Journal, “Snow-tortured Ohio wriggled slowly from the embrace of the big weekend storm today, counting 55 dead and loss running into the millions.”


Robert McNemar photo | Courtesy of Neil Snarr

Workers used heavy equipment to move the snow around in Wilmington.


Robert McNemar photo | Courtesy of Neil Snarr

The Alta Roberts family made the most of it with a horse-drawn sled ride.


Robert McNemar photo | Courtesy of Neil Snarr

A huge blizzard hit Ohio on Thanksgiving weekend, 1950, as shown in this photo of downtown Wilmington. According to the Nov. 28, 1950 News Journal, “Snow-tortured Ohio wriggled slowly from the embrace of the big weekend storm today, counting 55 dead and loss running into the millions.”

Workers used heavy equipment to move the snow around in Wilmington.

The Alta Roberts family made the most of it with a horse-drawn sled ride.

A huge blizzard hit Ohio on Thanksgiving weekend, 1950, as shown in this photo of downtown Wilmington. According to the Nov. 28, 1950 News Journal, “Snow-tortured Ohio wriggled slowly from the embrace of the big weekend storm today, counting 55 dead and loss running into the millions.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/11/web1_snow1.jpgA huge blizzard hit Ohio on Thanksgiving weekend, 1950, as shown in this photo of downtown Wilmington. According to the Nov. 28, 1950 News Journal, “Snow-tortured Ohio wriggled slowly from the embrace of the big weekend storm today, counting 55 dead and loss running into the millions.” Robert McNemar photo | Courtesy of Neil Snarr

Workers used heavy equipment to move the snow around in Wilmington.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/11/web1_snow2.jpgWorkers used heavy equipment to move the snow around in Wilmington. Robert McNemar photo | Courtesy of Neil Snarr

The Alta Roberts family made the most of it with a horse-drawn sled ride.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/11/web1_snow3.jpgThe Alta Roberts family made the most of it with a horse-drawn sled ride. Robert McNemar photo | Courtesy of Neil Snarr