Timeline Tuesday: An Ice Union of Two Cities

January 12, 1888, marked not only the famous blizzard but a happier event -- what the Omaha Daily Bee on January 13 called "An Ice Union of Two Cities." Despite the inclement weather, a sleighing carnival in Council Bluffs attracted many Omahans from across the frozen Missouri River. The Bee said: "The weather was most inauspicious, as the air was filled with snow from early morning until after night set in.

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