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Snowshoes - An Old Portage Method

Updated on May 24, 2020

Snowshoes Hanging on a Wall

Rustic cabins feel cozy and there is just something nostalgic about hanging things on the wall reminiscent of a time past. Snowshoes are one such item.

Back in the 1960/1970ish range, I met a few people who did use snowshoes in the winter. In northern Minnesota, they were used to walk across deep snow. Where an ordinary boot would sink your boot thigh deep, snowshoes would keep you on top of the drift.

Walking in them was an acquired skill. Lift up toe, drag heel, drop down. Repeat with other foot.

I'm almost inspired to learn how to make them. Miniature ones.

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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      14 months ago from Minnesota

      Peachy, thank you for your comment. I still want to try to make some miniatures.. smile.

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      peachy 

      14 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      A perfect decoration for unused shoes.

    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      14 months ago from Minnesota

      Louise Powles, thanks for your comment! It's actually our friends cabin. It was built by his grandfather, sold several times and then, by a stroke of luck...he managed to find it for sale one morning at 2 am when dealing with a surgery...he bought it the next day. All the furnishings were there from his grandparents, so it's heavy with sentimental, nostalgic items

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      Louise Powles 

      14 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Yes, I can imagine they would be difficult to walk in and would take a lot of practice. What is that place they are hanging in? Is it a museum or a shop or something along those lines?

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