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20 Lynn Youngsters did what the city could not

Perilous Street Cleaned by Boys
With Picks and Shovels 20 Lynn Youngsters Toil All Day --- City Unable to Do Work.
Daily Item, February 28, 1936

When the city ran low on funds, snow removal had ceased for many neighborhoods.  20 youngsters, ranging from ages 6-14 were tired of seeing their elders slip and fall on the streets, and so they created 'Operation Cleanup' to clear Fays Avenue when the city could not.  

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Thank you to Leslie Courtemanche for sharing these news clippings of her father, Rene Courtemanche who was at the time one of the 20 youngsters and foreman of 'Operation Cleanup'.

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