May 29, 2017

Today in History: Ice Jam on the Niagara


Today in History–March 29–the Library of Congress features Niagara Falls. On this day in 1848 an ice dam stopped the Niagara Falls from flowing for more than 24 hours. Learn more about this event and the beauty of this natural wonder by reviewing the Today in History section, then clicking the primary source links below.

The Low Water at Niagara The New York Herald (New York [N.Y.]), 03 April 1848

Phenomenon at Niagara Falls Baltimore Commercial Journal and Lyford’s Price-Current (Baltimore, Md), 15 April 1848

Niagara Falls maps

Niagara Falls books & articles

Niagara Falls historic newspaper coverage 1795-1922

Niagara Falls sheet music

Niagara Falls films

Niagara Falls legislation

Old Fort Niagara

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Comments

  1. I’m looking for an actual newspaper article dated a few days after March 29, 1848 describing the Ice Dam of 1848 that stopped the flow of water over Niagara Falls both in Canada and America. Can anyone help?

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