Monday, August 24, 2009


On Tuesday night and yesterday morning we had the hardest rain of the season. It poured down in torrents, filling cisterns, cellars and overflowing the earth generally. The present may be regarded as one of the wettest seasons known in this locality for years.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Thursday Morning, April 17, 1862

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