Yeah, potholes are a pain these days, but in 1949, drivers in the parts of Omaha with dirt streets had to worry about getting stuck in the mud this time of year. This photo of Fort Street looking east from 11th Street was taken in early March. According to the story that ran with the photo, the roads were in bad shape after to a snowy winter, and the tons of cinders and rocks that the city had put down on the streets didn't help much. One city official said it was as if the dirt roads had no bottom at all. To order reprints of any World-Herald photo, contact The World-Herald library at 402-444-1014 or

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