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Outagamie County man builds huge snow house (5:14 p.m. 2/15/10)

CENTER, Wis. (AP) — An Outagamie County man has found a way to beat the winter blues — by building a huge snow house in his backyard.

Tom Kramer, a 51-year-old who lives in Center, has been building snow houses since he was 7 years old. But this year he’s made his largest one yet, a sprawling edifice that’s 58-feet long, 26-feet wide and 11 feet tall.

The Post-Crescent in Appleton reports it’s big enough to stand up in, and Kramer even set up a table and chairs inside for visitors who feel like hanging out.

Kramer said it took five to six weeks to build up the snow pile in his rural yard, and a week to hollow out more than 100 tons of snow — all using only a shovel and wheelbarrow.

Information from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com

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