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New York City sleigh-riders complain that the salting of Broadway is ruining their outings after the snow-storm

Clearing the city railroad tracks of snow, Albany, New York, December 29, 1866, artist's impression, detail.

The day after the end of a large storm that dumped fourteen inches of snow on the city, New York sleigh-riders complained that the extensive salting of Broadway, largely by the large theaters there concerned about access for their audiences, together with other snow-clearing, was ruining sleighing in the central part of the city. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"The Snow-Storm," New York Times, January 5, 1859, p. 1.