Millerton’s Warriors of Winter helped keep streets clean

The surprise Blizzard of 1947, considered to be the worst since 1888, shut things down all over the Northeast as more than two feet of snow accumulated, starting on Christmas Eve and continuing for two days. Here, a hand-shoveled path to the old Millerton Diner cut through the snow piled along one side of Main Street. Photo Courtesy of North East Historical Society

MILLERTON — As winters go, 2018-19 so far has been a relatively mild one with snow disappearing almost as soon as it arrived. But there have been times, particularly in the earlier days of the village, when Mother Nature did her worst and humans had to fight back any way they could. 

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