Snow Plowing Was Once Done By Hand on Michigan Roads
Imagine clearing miles of road with nothing but a small crew of workers and shovels. That's exactly what this Depression Era photo from Southwest Michigan shows.
Captioned 'Wagner Road 1936' this photo, shared recently on Facebook by the Berrien County Road Commission, is of a dozen workers attempting to clear a road in the winter. The Road Commission included the comment "Fortunately, snow removal has come along way in the last 80 years!" There's no doubt about that. Can you imagine the back-breaking work of trying to clear miles of road this way.
Wagner Road is located in the far southwest corner of the state between Buchanan and Weesaw Township.