History Highlight, from Kathleen Fahey, Curator of the Wellesley Historical Society
Tired of the snow already? Consider the plight of Wellesley residents in the winter of 1945, which saw several major snowstorms. After an additional 16 inches was dropped on Feb. 8, 1945, the Townsman reported that the storm “threatened our utilities, brought traffic to a standstill and rendered our homes snow-bound.”
The image here shows a car trying to traverse Oakland Street on Feb. 12, 1945 with 10-foot snow drifts on either side.
For more fun facts about Wellesley in winter, visit our History Mystery blog at www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org/blog