What's In A Picture?
Nature and modern technology moved logs to mill in 1947.
- By: Joshua F. Moore
Photo Credit: Courtesy Bar Harbor Historical Society
These days the plowman is king after it snows, but more than a century ago Mainers had a different way of dealing with a heavy snowfall. Instead of clearing away the snow, towns would contract with people like the two hardy-looking characters shown here to pull a snow roller through town, compacting the snow and providing a smooth surface for the sleighs and pungs that were used in winter before the invention of the automobile. The system had the added benefit of not creating snowdrifts, allowing customers to easily access Walter Remick’s grocery store and Willis H.