The spring of 1947, otherwise known as Black '47 saw the heaviest snowfall ever and it did not thaw for weeks. Late April and early May were very warm and the children had discarded their shoes and were going to school in their bare feet. But on the 10th of May there was another snowfall and it was back to the boots again. That year, the last of the snow on the North side of the Mountain did not melt until June
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