Then, temperatures began to fall. The city had recruited shoveling crews, but it was too cold to put them to work safely.
With all the cars still on the street, Raymond Caplan, special assistant superintendent of the Bureau of Sanitation, told the Milwaukee Sentinel in a Jan. On Jan. Caplan told the Sentinel in a Jan.
But the city had a new problem: And then the bitter cold returned.
And then it snowed again: Another 4. According to a Jan. Sykes before he was radio talk show host Charlie SykesPublic Works Commissioner Herbert Goetsch estimated there were as many as as 3, vehicles abandoned on residential streets.
Sixty-six National Guardsmen arrived in the city that night, working with city workers in three shifts to clear as many streets as possible of both snow and cars. When asked about the possible public outcry, Louis Miller, superintendent of the Bureau of Municipal Equipment, said: From the Milwaukeee of Jan.
While the smallest of the three snow blasts to hit the city that month, the last one packed a different kind of wallop. The unrelentling snow cover had so clogged America's rail lines that some of Milwaukee's largest manufacturers were affected.
The Sentinel reported on Jan. Smitth laid off about 1, workers because of delayed rail shipments of parts and material; other employers followed. By then, Milwaukee had had it.
In a column at the top of the front page of the Jan. Our Back Pages is an occasional feature that b,ack into the Journal Sentinel archives, sharing photos and stories from the past that connect, reflect and sometimes contradict the Milwaukee we know today.
Special thanks and kudos go to senior multimedia designer Bill Schulz for finding many of the gems in the Journal Sentinel photo archives. This photo was published in the Jan. Paul Raddatz and John Maglio, finishers snoq C.
Raddatz Leather Co. It takes a group effort to get this car back on track on Wisconsin Avenue at North 13th Street during a blizzard on Jan.
Milwaukee was hit with three double-digit snowstorms in less than four weeks that winter. In an attempt to clear Milwaukee's snow- and car-clogged streets in mid-Januarythe city began towing abandoned vehicles to storage lots around Milwaukee.
When they began running out of room, workers began stacking the vehicles on top of each other, like at tall black looking snow and Milwaukee storage lot on the city's Northwest Side on Jan.
This photo was published on the front page of the Jan.