Friday, January 8, 2010

Great Freshet at the East

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 18.

At 9 o’clock this evening the Connecticut river was 19 feet above low water mark, and rapidly rising. This is within 4 feet, 4 inches of the great flood of May 1st, 1854. Such a rise of the river without rain is unparalled [sic].

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, April 21, 1862, p. 1

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