Rural Mail Carrier Converts Ford for Winter Roads

Rural mail carriers faced unique challenges during long winters in deep snow on rugged terrain.

Snow Plow
In the early 1900s, a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad was built in central Idaho and mail was brought in on the train. Deep winter snows required the railroad to use huge rotary snowplows on a regular basis to make the then-daily run.
Photo Courtesy Clell Ballard