Say Goodbye to Winter!

kids building a snow Fort, 1985

Kids build a snow fort, 1985

With the snow storm this past weekend, it may be easy to forget that winter is on its way out. Here is a look at some of my favorite Champaign County winter pictures for your enjoyment.

Kids skating and biking on Crystal Lake, 1978

Kids skating and biking on Crystal Lake, 1978

 

Horse-drawn sleigh outside of the William Redhed House, Tolono, ca. 1890.

Horse-drawn sleigh outside of the William Redhed House, Tolono, ca. 1890.

 

The Virginia Theater, 1974

The Virginia Theater decorated for the holiday season, 1974

Six-year-old Tom Wright of Champaign and his dog Winston didn’t let Monday’s snowfall keep them from their daily walk

Duty calls! Six-year-old Tom Wright of Champaign and his dog Winston didn’t let Monday’s snowfall keep them from their daily walk, 1978.

North Lincoln Avenue in Urbana was a wasteland littered with abandoned cars before dawn on Friday

"North Lincoln Avenue in Urbana was a wasteland littered with abandoned cars before dawn on Friday," caption from the January 29, 1978 Courier

Snowmobilers Kirk Kresis, Wilbur Clark, and Tim Woods make their way down U.S. 45 near Curtis Road south of Champaign.

Snowmobilers Kirk Kresis, Wilbur Clark, and Tim Woods make their way down U.S. 45 near Curtis Road south of Champaign, 1978.

 

Donica M., Archives Librarian