1912 Cleaning Tip, Using Snow

Editor of SCHOOL EDUCATION: Will you please tell the teachers through your columns that there is no better sweeping compound than frozen snow, better if crystalized, but not soft as soft snow mingling with the dust would leave mud on the floor. The best way is to take one tier of seats at a time, sprinkle a generous quantity of snow in front and sweep quickly before the snow has time to melt, and the floor will be perfectly clean and no dust settling on the desk or filling the teacher’s lungs.
Yours truly Mrs A.M. Riggs, Jacobson Minn

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  1. Lisa Beth W.
    Posted February 1, 2019 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    I suppose a teacher first discovered that by sweeping briskly sweeping out the snow they found blown in through the cracks of the log schoolhouse in the morning after they themselves had blown in the door with the wind when arriving to fire up the stove in the morning. 🙂 And they would get a lot of nice cold crystallized snow up there in Jacobson, MN. Brrrrr!

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