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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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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