4 Replies to “Ice on the Mississippi River”

  1. We were still living in Cape when the river completely was iced over from Cairo to Cape. I think it was in the 1970s. You couldn’t walk over it as it was more of a 30 mile ice jam!

  2. I can remember the start of the blizzard of 79, was trying to walk home in it from Walgreens that was down the street. As I recall it came up fast. walking to was easy, walking back was another story. I also seem to recall it prompting double duty from the cities garbage trucks in later years as snow plows, since they did not need to have full time trucks rigged for snow.

    Ice, remember sometime in the 70s the river was shut down because of it. Nothing was moving. But don’t remember the year.

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