Park Street, Portland, 1886Item 6063 info
Maine Historical Society
A headline on page 2 of the same paper announced "Terrible Times."
The story called the Jan. 28 event "the most inconvenient storm of the season."
The Horse Railroad Company tried to keep the rail tracks open, but could not keep up with the heavy ice.
The story noted: "When the citizens looked out of their windows, yesterday morning, the trees presented a beautiful spectacle, the branches laden with ice; but it proved a sad spectacle in its results."