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Michigan City Snow 2-18-58 Indiana Footage

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1653
Run Time
0h 9m 54s
Date Produced
February 18 1958

Newsreel footage of the aftermath of a snow storm in Michigan City, Indiana on February 18, 1958, and interviews with townspeople about the weather's impact on their daily routines. Bob Brennan provided this report to John Daly, anchor for ABC News in New York.


Footage includes shots of snow-covered automobiles, residents as they shovel their neighborhoods, and municipal vehicles as they remove snow from the downtown area, including a truck belonging to the City of Chicago. Visible storefront names include Al’s Thrif-T-Mart, Eastport Laundry, Hirsch’s Furniture, Sears, Roebuck and Co., Boston Shoe Store, Dutch Mill Candies, Delaney Furniture, Cush & Lambka, Rowley’s Shoe Store, and the Lido Theater. The film concludes as ABC News correspondent Bob Brennan interviews several local residents about the severity of the snowstorm including two young brothers Freddie and Lonnie Wyse, sales clerk Alice Stark, local Boston Shoe Store owner William Tobin, bank customer Richard Steffen, and police officer Lloyd Hahn, who indicates the town has received municipal truck and plow equipment assistance from neighboring South Bend, Chicago, Gary, Hammond and Warsaw.

ABC News
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Brennan, Robert (is reporter)
Related Place
Indiana (represents)