[This image was originally posted by Gary Shaw (with Betty Edwards Norwood) on Facebook and later shared there by John Coker, Vickie Schwab, and others.]
|The White River at Clarendon, AR: January 1918|
"This is a 1918 photo of a solid White River at Clarendon in January of that year, frozen when temperatures ran 13 below zero. The River was solid enough to cross with wagons and horses and cars crossing at Clarendon that winter when the biggest snowstorm to hit Arkansas in the 19th century left no region untouched in Arkansas. Little Rock was buried in 19.4 inches of snow. Other parts in the northern part like Searcy had up to 30 inches." Facebook note.
This is the first image I've seen that verifies the legend heard from time to time by all of us as children growing up there in the 1940s and 50s. I can recall Russell Marrs stories of it from his childhood. DPW