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Posted January 22. 2018 3:35PM

White Mountain Chronicles: Rolling the Roads of Old

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Before the common use of tractors and trucks, the approach to snow removal was entirely different. "In those days, you didn't try to get under the snow," Littlefield explained. "You just packed it down so horses could pull a sleigh over it." The snow would be compressed to a depth of five to six inches, and after freezing even more overnight, the road surface would harden so that even the horses wouldn't sink in it.