Sixty-two years ago this Week…

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The Luxapalila River overflowed its banks this week in 1951.  The river crested at 31.6 feet.  In addition to flooding, temperaturs dipped to 36 degrees.  The above image captures a tractor and car braving a trip through the shallow spill running across Highway 82.

Below are excerpts from the Commercial Dispatch newspaper from that week.

Commercial Dispatch March 29, 1951

Commercial Dispatch March 29, 1951

Headline from the Commercial Dispatch March 30, 1951.

Headline from the Commercial Dispatch March 30, 1951.

Article about flood from the Commercial Dispatch March 30, 1951.

Article about flood from the Commercial Dispatch March 30, 1951.

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