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Spring thaw, 1964

Spring thaw, 1964

Snow removal equipment was not to be seen in Wakkanai back in 1963-64. The packed snow of winter eventually turned to ice. A crew of female workers were seen breaking up the thawing ice with pick axes during the spring of 1964. Photo by Lloyd Swanburg