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Children sledding, 1951

Posted on February 18, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Children sled down a hill on Patterson Street in Lexington Feb. 1951. During a record cold snap that hit Lexington, the temperature went as low as minus-15 degrees. The brutal cold was part of the Great Storm of 1951, when rain and sleet on Jan. 31 was followed by deep cold and snow. The winter storm stretched from Louisiana to Ohio, but Kentucky and Tennessee received the brunt of it. Twenty-five deaths were blamed on the storm, which caused an estimated $100 million in damage — a record at the time. Published in the Lexington Herald February 5, 1951. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Children sledded down a hill on Patterson Street in Lexington in February 1951. During a record cold snap that hit Lexington, the temperature went as low as minus 15 degrees. The brutal cold was part of the Great Storm of 1951, when rain and sleet Jan. 31 was followed by deep cold and snow. The winter storm stretched from Louisiana to Ohio, but Kentucky and Tennessee received the brunt of it. Twenty-five deaths were blamed on the storm, which caused an estimated $100 million in damage — a record at the time. Published in the Lexington Herald on Feb. 5, 1951. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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