In Oregon and Idaho, winter weather is causing great disruption and suffering
A massive snowstorm struck the Portland region of Oregon as deep winter weather affected the entire north-west United States. In Idaho, many roads were impassable and the temperature in Boise was recorded at 22 degrees below. (By John Osborne)
"From Oregon: Terrible Snow-storm-Great Suffering among the People," New York Times, January 23, 1866, p. 1.