• Archives,  Library News

    A one horse open sleigh!

    A one horse open sleigh! This photo from 1890 was taken by a St. Paul's School student using a Kodak No. 2 camera, and was labeled "An old farmer". #ohrstromlibrary #ohrstromlibrarydigitalarchives #sleigh #onehorseopensleigh #1890 #kodakno2 #stpaulsschool #snow #horse #horsedrawnsleigh #concordnh #throwbackthursday #iamsps

  • Nugalia

    December 18, 1890

    Ice follies: On December 8th some of the workmen tried to clear the snow off the lower pond by means of two horses attached to the big snow plough, but they found the ice underneath so bad, that they were obliged to give it up.

  • Archives,  History

    From the Archives: Clearing the Ice

    This photo was discovered in the St. Paul’s School Archives in a box among some of  the older hockey photos.  It shows two teams of horses pulling equipment, with workers guiding the process.  Someone has penciled in “Planer” and “Scraper” under the teams, and on the back of the photo is written “L S Pond. Clearing the ice.” also in pencil.  There is no date on the photo or any identifying details to help date this image, but horses were used to clear and shave the ice at St. Paul’s in this way at least into the 1950s when the first artificial hockey rink was built. Richard B. McAdoo, SPS…