The Great Flood of 1869

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April 22, 1869: Black River looses one bridge and one saw mill by the freshet. In Dexter, we hear the village is afloat, and that some people can’t get out of their houses, on account of the freshet.

The Great Flood of 1869 roared through communities in the north country 150 years ago, destroying bridges, business and anything else in its path. We talk about how this event wreaked havoc for days on end in villages and settlements all along the Black River, as well as how Watertown refused to let the disaster prevent them from uniting as a city.

Hosted by Christina Knott and Kelly Burdick. Intro/Outro music from Lithics. Editing is by Christina Knott.

Visit the newspaper website at Watertown Daily Times.

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