11 December 2015

On This Day: Conestoga iced over


Today Lancaster may enjoy 60 degree temperatures. However that was not the case in 1880. On This Day in 1880 the Conestoga was not just iced over but it was reported to be six and seven inches thick! People who owned icehouses were busy filling them and ice skaters were out taking advantage of the ice.



Sources

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 11 December 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.







On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.