Snow Roller, Howe's Corner, Turner, ca. 1900


View of the maintenance of winter roads in Turner. This is the breaking unit on the road near Howe's Corner. In the early 1900s snow rollers, or groomers, were used to reduce the depth of loose snow on the road surfaces. The rollers were large, heavy wooden drums six or more feet in diameter drawn by several teams of horses. This made traveling easier for the horse-drawn sleds.

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