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Title: Rain and High Water
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The heaviest rain of the season fell last Monday evening about 7 or 8 o'clock. It litterally came down in torrents, deluging every part of our town, tearing out sidewalks, stone pavements, and heavy timbers. The Wabash river was in good boating stage at the time, but raised during the night upwards of twelve feet, carrying away every water craft that was not very securely fasted to the shore.

Several water crafts, together with Mr. James Barnes' horse ferry boat, made their escape, and went in the direction Ward's ducks were going when last seen. We cannot tell how high the river will raise, or when it will fall.

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Date: 4/22/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001924
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings scrapbook
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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