Syracuse.com is reporting that the snowiest place in America is a backyard outside Copenhagen, a village in Lewis County — yes the Tug Hill. How much snow? More than 21 feet, on a board at Bill Hanchek’s house. He’s a National Weather Service volunteer, and official snow measurer.
Local people won’t be surprised, I bet, either by the year’s total, or that fact that it’s the deepest in the country. They should be very used to that sort of notoriety. Apropos of our new series This Must Be the Place, check this astounding old movie of “plowing” snow, busting through really, on the Tug Hill. The year is 1939. Plow made by Frink, the now defunct company from Clayton:
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