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anonymousPublished by anonymous on 21/05/2003 01:26:49
The picture above shows a horse-drawn plough. The utility poles and houses in the background suggest that the photograph was taken in an urban setting. Note also that the plough is probably being used to clear a skating rink.

This method of snow clearing was used for many years. Indeed this tool was made in the 19th century, long before the arrival of the snowblower. According to Serge Gagnon, who was born in 1921, this type of plough was still being used in the 1930s. Indeed the inhabitants of Québec used it to clear city sidewalks because snowblowers and snowploughs could not ride up on sidewalks.

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