Transactions Volume . 1, . 1

Transactions Volume . 1, . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... returned within their banks at a very slow pace. At Marietta, the river was over the banks for nine days; and at Cincinnati, and the country below, for a longer period. All the rivers in the State of Ohio were filled to overflowing, and especially several of those which discharge their waters into Lake Brie. The "Miami of the Lakes " was said to be twelve feet higher than ever known before, and caused mueh distress and heavy losses to those living on its borders. The rivers below the Little Kenhawa, discharging their waters into the Ohio from the south, were but little affected by the rains, either from their being no snow on the mountains at their heads, or more probably from the rain-clouds being attracted to other quarters. The back water in the Big Kenhawa extended to thirteen miles above Charleston, or seventy-nine from the mouth of the river. Kentucky river was flowed back sixty-four miles, and many others in prqportion to the inclination of their beds. Through Saturday and Sunday, the 11th and 12th of February, the Ohio river at Marietta was literally covered with floating ruins; amongst them were many dwelling-houses of one and two stories, boards, fences, rails, timbers, stacks of grain and hay, and some wheel carriages. After the water subsided, the heads of the islands afforded the greatest scenes of wonder, and mournful evidences of the destruction and ruin occasioned by the flood. They were, many of them, for several acres in extent, heaped up to the height of twenty or thirty feet, with the ruins of buildings, fences, trees, rafts of boards, rails, barrels of flour, pork, furniture, farming utensils, carriages, store goods, some of them yet on the shelves, looms standing in the buildings with the web of cloth still on...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649044
  • 9781236649041