A 1936 blizzard dumped over 20 inches of snow in northern Illinois. From January 22 until the end of February, the area experienced heavy snow fall, freezing temperatures and terrible winds.
With her fur-collared coat, Lucille Freund looked very happy and stylish posing in the snow. She was one of the children of Spring Grove blacksmith Nicholas Freund who opened his shop on Main Street in 1896.
Lucille is standing at right with her sisters Martha, Dora & Eleanor in warmer weather in the photo below. The house they lived in is still standing at 2110 Main Street.