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Chicago Snow - Scenes Suburbs and Loop. Snow Removing Machinery, Dumping from Trucks in Chicago River 2-3-61

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1654
Run Time
0h 7m 22s
Date Produced
February 3 1961
This film documents heavy snowfall in Chicago on February 3, 1961.
This film begins with shots of the Chicago River beneath the Wabash Avenue Bridge and the Chicago Sun-Times building visible in the background. Footage shows municipal trucks dumping excess snow into the river, and tractors clearing N. State St. near the State-Lake Theatre and the Chicago Theatre. The film concludes with footage of residents clearing snow on the Far North Side, and includes a brief shot of Queen of All Saint School.

In reaction to 6-7.5 inches of snowfall, the city utilized 400 pieces of snow plowing and removal equipment and 1,000 personnel. The city estimated the snow removal cost between $600,000 and 700,000.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)