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Friday, February 20, 2015

Two Past Snowfalls at the Navy Yard

Blog #40. February 20, 2014 By Marcus W. Robbins

We don’t see snow often in eastern Virginia but it sure is fun to look back on what it looked like long ago.
Last year with "History Matters" Blog #28 written on January 29, 2014 I shared some prior snowfall photos of Trophy Park at the Norfolk Navy Yard taken on March 21, 1908 but did not have room to include all so I am sharing additional today.  Also, I have discovered a couple of long lost photos of a snowfall that features Quarters A on January 11, 1927.  Sit back and enjoy.


Photo #1 ~ Looking North West from Building 13 at Trophy Park
(Historic Norfolk Navy Yard Glass Plate Collection, #550 taken on 3/21/1908)
 


Photo #2 ~ Looking North from Building 13 at Trophy Park
(Historic Norfolk Navy Yard Glass Plate Collection, #551 taken on 3/21/1908)
 


Photo #3 ~ Looking West at Quarters A side entrance
(Historic Norfolk Navy Yard Glass Plate Collection, #3297 taken on 1/11/1927)




Photo #4 ~ Looking North West at Quarters A
(Historic Norfolk Navy Yard Glass Plate Collection, #3299 taken on 1/11/1927)


The Navy Yard appearance has changed over time but always remains here to provide Service to the Fleet.  The very grounds that that support and service the fleet has to endure whatever weather Mother Nature provides including snowfalls.  Spring 2015 is only 28 days into the future but these photos serve as a great reminder to where we came from in the distant past because“history matters.