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1889 - Breaking of a Dam

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Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 6. - Garlick's dam, holding back seventy-five acres of water ten feet deep, two miles above Meriden, broke this morning at four o'clock and allowed a torrent of water to sweep through a wild valley to the tracks of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a half mile away. The water here poured through a small culvert into the Peat Works Pond on the other side...


The Scranton Republican
Scranton, Pennsylvania
August 7, 1889

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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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