Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Flood in the Connecticut

SPRINGFIELD, MASS., April 21. – The freshet in the Connecticut river at this point is the greatest ever known. At 9 o’clock this evening the water had fallen 15 inches, and is still receding slowly. At Northampton the water is two feet higher than ever before, and at Hadley there is no land to be seen, the inhabitants go from house to house in boats.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 4

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