February 23, 1922 Appleton Post-Crescent
Wisconsin has never been immune to the seasonal ice storm but back on February 22, 1922, the Twin Cities experienced an ice storm the likes of which it hadn't seen in many, many years. My own mother told the story, that as a young girl, one of her first memories was of this particular storm. Living at the corner of Second and DePere, she recounted how she witnessed the electrocution of a poor horse which had the unfortunate circumstance of being under the wires when they snapped. For years I just discounted it as just another one of Mom's random anecdotes...that is, until I gained an interest in history and ran across photos such as these which made her story come vividly to life.