Watch Winter Comes to Michigan – A Video From The 1930s
Ever wonder how winter in Michigan looks like way back from the 1930s? Wonder no more because in this video, you will get a glimpse of how Michiganders spend their time during winter way before World War II.
This 1930s-era newsreel was recently discovered by sisters Nancy and Barbara Sleeper of Newberry, whose grandfather, Sanborn Sleeper, was the superintendent of the Luce County Road Commission from 1928 until sometime around World War II. The Sleepers donated the film to MDOT for public display. Enjoy this glimpse of the era when Murray Van Wagoner, a future Michigan governor, ran the department from 1933-1940.