Recovery from the Flood of 1936

The flood of 1936 was one of the most devastating floods in Hampshire County history. The recovery from the St. Patrick's Day Flood took months and cost a great deal of money. The flood affected roads throughout the county, bridges on all the rivers and streams in the area including the South Branch, Pattersons Creek and the Cacapon River at Capon Bridge and also the railroad along the South Branch River. The three articles below and on linked pages are from the Hampshire Review of the time. We appreciate the Review's cooperation in allowing us to present them here.

flood headline

article on the flood

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