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12/03/2014 01:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Winter One Hundred Years Ago - 1914 - 1915

As our local public radio weatherman says, "meteorological winter" has begun. Time to stop pretending those last leaves will be raked until spring; time to start thinking about other outdoor activities to entertain us. To that end, we present some images of people outside during the winter of 1914 - 15, one hundred years ago. Doesn't look so bad, does it?

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This group of men in winter overcoats obviously had good luck ice fishing. They are seen here holding their catch of Northern Pike from Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.

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Alice Schoch and Mike out for a walk on a winter day in St. Paul, with skates at the ready.

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Winter is an opportunity for its own specific type of fashion. These ladies are ready to step out into the cold.

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This image from the Louis Hill papers is of a hunting party in northern Minnesota.

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What could be more fun than playing on top of a huge snowbank, especially if you're a kid with dogs?

See many more (mostly) heartwarming images of winter in the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections Online!