Historic Ice Storm Photos
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Ice Storm Market SquareStrawbery Banke Presents

No one had seen anything like it. The winter of 1886 brought a stunning ice storm that devastated many of the city’s beloved shade trees. Daylight brought a haunting beauty of glistening ice. This image of the Rockingham National Bank in Market Square is part of a photo series that was a popular souvenir of the historic storm.


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Market Square Ice Storm 1886 / Strawbery Banke Museum

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Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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