Contrary to popular belief, sunny Southern California has seen its fair share of snowstorms. Lancaster, located in the high desert, sits at an elevation of 2,356 feet.
Usually, the snow only lasts a few hours and rarely sticks, however, at other times it's lasted for days.
This photo depicts Lancaster residents partaking in a snowball fight on the northwest corner of Tenth Street and Antelope Avenue on December 29, 1916.
Photo courtesy of MOAH Collections