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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: Depression
Turkey Red, Turkey Blue, Turkey Says, “Happy Franksgiving to You!” No, rest assured this is not a blog about Halloween crossing over into Thanksgiving. This is just a brief peak at a moment in history when the United States struggled … Continue reading
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “new deal” established a variety of programs, sometimes referred to as “Alphabet Agencies” with the intent of providing Americans beleaguered by the Great Depression with relief. Two programs created in 1933 which greatly impacted the lives of … Continue reading