This is before the government got involved.
Ahhh, the good ol' days!
Thanks for the picture. I'll try to get a modern one of the same location tonight.
Is there still snow there Ned? Shouldn't be hard to find any takers for a "sled pull"!!
I found an old post card view of the Iowa State Capitol building that is the spot in your photo. The light in the drive just over the front right fender of the auto shows up.
The modern view today makes the capitol seem more distant.
Both front and back of the building are very close in design but the high relief is in the front gable. The street in the old photo appears closer to the building but that is probably the effect of the camera.
We add a crane in the modern picture....
Ken in Texas
It is a very cool building. If you're ever coming through town, I would highly suggest taking the tour. It's free! Really makes you question how they built it without modern machinery.
You are absolutely right. It is a beautiful building. It was built between 1871-1886 and is the only five-domed capitol in the United States.
That post card was in the "images of" stack. You could pick out the driveway lamp just over the fender of the car.
Ken in Texas
I can't remember how old i was but we had a WW2 Jeep and my mother pulled our sledds with it.Later we used to use small tractors and often skated to school on the roads! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Growing up in Manchester, NH, we hopped bus bumpers for winter transport Late 50's - 60's was a great time to grow up
In about 1969 I was living in Minnetonka, MN with my then wife and two little kids. One Sunday morning in January, temperature about -20, Tom Reese called up and said to bundle up the family and come to a "T-Boggan party". He had his 1913 T out on Lake Minnetonka with original chains on the wheels and a toboggan tied to the rear axle. We rode around on the lake on that toboggan and had a great time. A couple of snowmobilers roared up - snowmobiles were quite new in those days - and slowed down for a better look. The guys reached into their heavy coats, pulled out a couple of flasks, took a couple of huge swigs, and went off at speed. Ah, youth!
Maybe it was some sort of a school outing (or just on their way to school), looks like that is a little grade going up to the State House.
my favorite song about Iowa: