Cold weather in Columbus

As the weather in Columbus turns colder, we take a look back over 70 years ago to when temperatures dipped so low that the Tombigbee River froze!

A man standing on a frozen Tombigbee River in February 1940. Tradition states that it was frozen so solid that a team of oxen was driven across it.

This image can be found in the new book Images of America: Columbus available at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.  It tells the history of Columbus through photographs and makes a great present for the upcoming holidays!

Published in: on November 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

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