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.

Ice Dam at Niagara’s Source from America’s Library

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

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