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History: The Big Freshet of January 5-7, 1913
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The following, excerpted from a lengthy front page article in the January 15, 1913 edition of the News, gives a chilling word sketch of the scene presented in the photograph submitted by Ann Curtis.
THE BIG FRESHET(Another front page article stated Columbia received no mail from Monday afternoon until Thursday evening around seven o'clock. The most severe structural damage reported was to the Plum Point bridge, which "washed away and lodged on an island a few hundred yards below." The bridge had been completed seven years earlier at a cost of $5,000. The article also noted that "Gradyville, that was visited by a flood June 7, 1907, escaped this time.")
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