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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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History is full of landmark events—world, national, local— which bring people together to compare notes: Did you see it? Did you hear it?What were you doing? Were you there? Those in downtown Davenport experienced their own landmark event around noon … Continue reading