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Clearing the Streets after Record 1940 Blizzard

The blizzard of January 23, 1940, still stands as an Atlanta record. More than eight inches of snow fell on the city that day. Such an event would likely have gone unreported in a history of Yancey Bros. Co., but Yancey men took Caterpillar No. 12 motor graders into the city streets to help clear the snow. Even that assistance to a municipal roads department short on snow-removal equipment might have been lost to history except for an enterprising amateur cameraman who chronicled the scene from the Spring Street viaduct and other sites around town with a 16mm home movie camera. The photos on this page have been captured from that film.

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