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December 06, 2016
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Here is a picture of the Big Eddy, jammed with huge chunks of ice, circa 1919. My father is standing in the middle of the eddy, waist deep in the ice. The old bridge can be seen in the background, showing some of the buildings that were later removed to make room for the new bridge built in 1953. I remember a few January thaws in the 1940’s when the ice would go out. But then it would freeze up solid and not go out again until spring. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.