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In upstate New York, the Niagara River is reported as frozen over for three miles above Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, New York, 1857
01/21/1866
As cold weather continued in the region, the Niagara River above the Falls in New York was found in the morning to be frozen over for a distance of around three miles. Press reports mentioned people crossing the "ice bridge" in both directions.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Ice Bridge over Niagara River," New York Times, January 23, 1866, p. 1. 

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