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Turkey River Ice Flood

An 'ice flood' occurs when the ice on a river builds up and creates an ice dam or jam. The water dammed up behind the ice and floods surrounding areas. When the jam breaks, the ice moves downstream and is often deposited out of the river banks in great piles. Ice floods can be very destructive, as shown in these photos.

John Haberman's blacksmith shop, ice flood, undated
~photographer Dean S. Mallory

John Haberman's Black Smith shop stood on the lower side of the road about 100 ft. from the Turkey River in Osterdock
.From L-R:   John Sullivan saloon keeper, Frank Bush store keeper, Joe Bush (in door) carpenter,  Harry Brown Mail carrier, Bert Peacock butter maker.  The man inside the door maybe John Haberman.

~contributed by Judy 'Mallory' Holthaus, granddaughter of the photographer

Ice flood at Osterdock, undated
~photographer & the people in the photo are not identified
~contributed by JudyHolthaus


More photos of a Turkey river ice flood at Osterdock. Photographer & date unknown.

Osterdock ice flood, undated Osterdock ice flood, undated

Osterdock ice flood, undated


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