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Mississippi Ice Jam
This slow-moving crush of winter river ice was photographed from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1921.
According to newspaper accounts, these types of ice jams could take months to clear--just in time for the spring floods!
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Tag Archives: Capital Theatre
There has been much in the local news of late regarding the Capitol Theatre, which opened December 25, 1920, and which will be closing in a few months. We thought we’d take the opportunity to share the history of this … Continue reading
February 3, 2009 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson, Richie Valens, and their pilot, Roger Peterson in Clear Lake, Iowa. Holly, Richardson, and Valens were part of the 1959 Winter … Continue reading