Sunny Boy wrote:
When looking to move off Long Island, we'd see ads in the news paper for "land upstate". Sick of living jammed into neighborhoods with 50 foot wide plots, I'd call the realtors and have them send us listings of places out in the country. Got a few from around Fulton and Baldwinsville area.
As I was looking at them, the wife was looking over my shoulder. She asked, "Why do they have outside doors on the second floor ?" When I said it was so they could get out in February, she said, "We are not moving there ! "
If ya love snow - then go. If not - then no !
Yup, it reminds me of the pictures of the Great Northern Railroad Town of Wellington, Washington where the outhouses were two stories tall.
Wellington, Washington was where the worst railroad accident in American history occurred on March 1st, 1910 when 92 plus persons were injured or killed due to an avalanche on the eastern portal side of the first Cascade Tunnel. The last body was not thrown into Nasen Creek was found in May of that year. there were many snow shovelers that were not documented in employee rosters that could not be accounted for as they did not have a proper head count as many of them walked off the job down the mountain to Skykomish due to a pay dispute with James Oniel who was the Cascade Division superintendent for the areas from Skykomish to Cascade Tunnel Station. An Avalanche also occurred at Cascade Tunnel Station that also destroyed that railroad town as well the same night.
An Avalanche also occurred at the Canadian Pacific Railroad town of Rogers Pass, British Columbia that same week killing many snow shoveler's working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
I hope I have remembered everything correctly and I apologize for any errors or omission's on my part remembering what I read of the period that week in History.