Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Elroy's Public Library and the Ice Storm of 1922

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Monday, June 25, 2012 in Postcards

pc-wi-elroy-ice-storm-72

I've lived in Wisconsin for 32 years and I've never experienced a serious ice storm. I missed the devastating ice storm of March, 1976. In February of 1922 Wisconsin also experienced one the worst ice storms in its history. During that ice storm ice accumulations ranging from one inch to as high as four inches brought down over 15,000 communication poles and caused $10 million in property damage (an enormous sum at that time). Interruptions in power and communications because of the storm ranged from 2 to 15 days. Elroy, WI was one of the communities that was hit hard by the ice storm. I recently acquired the postcard shown above which documents the impact of the storm around the Elroy Public Library.

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Categories

Popular Tags

Richard E. Krug Hall of Fame 2015 UW-Madison school of library and information studies Dorothea M. Krause caly film Library Trustees Tower Hill Wisconsin Suring Area Public Library Events & Meetings campaign 21 Milwaukee Art Museum Wisconsin Library Association Bernard Schwab Campaign cam Frank Avery Hutchins Middleton Public Library Gilbert H. Doane Library people Milwaukee Public Library 11 Hall of Fame 2016 Elroy Public Library Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Hall of Fame 2011 Centennial Academic Librarians I Love Libraries Anniversaries People Public libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Wisconsin Library Bulletin 14 state historical society 22 Beloit Public Library Hall of Fame 2010 American Library Association Library War Service Campaign Matthew S. Dudgeon Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Jerome P. Daniels 27 White House Conference on Library and Information Services Library History Oshkosh Public Library School libraries Superior Carnegie Libraries WHCLIS Postcards Exhibits Hall of Fame 2012 Pinback buttons Digital Collections Hall of Fame 2012 archives Eager Free Public Library COLAND Madison Public Library Sarah Janice Kee Wayne A. Wiegand library education Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee caly film Marketing-Publicity Gerald A. Somers Eratus Swift Wilcox Milwaukee Public Library Lutie Eugenia Stearns James Huff Stout National Bookmobile Day World War I WLA 125 Brown Deer Public Library Wisconsin State Law Library Academic Libraries Evansville Wisconsin Amer Hall of Fame 2015 Buttons hall of Lutie Stearns Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Bookmobiles WAAL bed and breakfast Public libraries Council on Library and Network Development UW-Milwaukee Libraries Pewaukee Public Library Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends School of Library and Information Studies Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Black River Falls Black River Falls Public Library Meter mail slogans McMillan Memorial Library T. B. Scott Free Public Library library legislation Ice Storm Historical Register Hall fo Fame 2012 CCBC Portage Public Library Wisconsin Historical Society Manitowoc Public Library library exhibit J. D. Witter Appleton Public Library Wilbur Lyle Eberhart WWI Library War Service membership libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries John Miller Chancellor Hall of Fame 2014 presentations Ripon Public Library Clinton Public Library Library Artifacts Postcards Hall of Fame 2012 Irene W. Newman Dianne McAfee Hopkins Charles Bunge Hall of Fame 2015 Library celebrations Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries buil Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Carl Spitzweg Katharine MacDonald Jones trav WLA 125 Cornelia Marving Pierce Gertrude Thurow Library e DeForest Area Public Library Hall of Fame 2013 Events & Meetings Zona Gale State Law Library Ruth Ann Montgomery 28 Library People Wisconsin Free Library Commission Library Buildings Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2009 books-by-mail Cooperative Children's Book Center Hall of Fame 2015 Publications Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Klaus Linderfelt campaign Wisconsin Free Library Commission Cam 20 Inform Wisconsin Rusk County Community Library 24 Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Postcards Nolan I. Neds William J. Wilson 23 Soughton Public Library Parcel post caly film campaign bookworm S. Janice Kee UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Beaver Dam Public Library Library Buidlings WLA 125 Capitol Fire 1904 Woman's Congress Public library systems ca Wisconsin Rapids Campaign Jane K. Billings Clarence Brown Lester Library Systems anniversaries Hall of Fame 2008 American Library Association Larry T. Nix James Duane Doty library memorabilia Edward Asahel Birge Brown County Library Hall campa Hall of Fame 2015 Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Hartford Public Library traveling libraries Peter G. Hamon Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Events Carnegie libraries Delia Ovitz Anniversaries Uncategorized 10 Orrilla Blackshear WLA 125 background Increase A. Lapham Library people Postcards National Library Week Brown Deer Public Library Special libraries

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo