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The Johnny Baker Collection - Snow (1960)

El Centro College

Silent | 1960

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  •  The highest-total snowfall in Houston occurred in 1895, when the city was hit with a whopping 20 inches over Valentine’s Day 
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  •  Snowball fight 
 
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This home movie captures the Baker family enjoying a rare snowfall in Houston in February 1960. Children run and play in the snow, throwing snowballs and pulling the youngest sibling in a small red wagon. At 4.4 inches, the snowfall remains Houston’s second-highest total on record. It started falling on the morning of February 12 and continued into the night. The surrounding area saw up to a foot, with six inches in Cleveland and 11 inches in Livingston.