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Skating on Fisher's Mill Pond - 1852

Although 19th century reporters did not know the term "polar vortex" they have written about some very cold Columbia weather. We found an early published account on Janury 26, 1852 in the States Rights Republican. They reported that the ice on Fisher's Mill Pond was so thick "that many were enabled to avail themselves of the opportunity which occurs but rarely in our latitude, of engaging in the novel exercise of skating". Fisher's Mill Pond was in Olympia where Bomber Stadium is now located.

  • Local History Digital Collection
    The Local History digital collection includes several resources including Columbia City Directories, Confederate Rolls and Russell Maxey Photograph Collection.