One of our photo categories is winter scenes.  This is Monroe St. looking east from the west side of the downtown district.  The first good snowfall was a big event for all people at the beginning of the century.  It meant the cutter or bob sleds could be hooked up to the family horse and the ride to town would be smoother and quieter.  The biggest concern was those mischievous boys who latched on to the backs of sleds and were pulled through town unknowingly to the drivers.  Many a young lad was injured looking for a sporting good time.  We have a picture dated Christmas Eve 1898 that shows bob sleds lined up all through town and a flurry of last minute shopping activity.  Another interesting photo shows a train with a snow plow on the front cleaning the tracks near the elevator in 1910.