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Williamsport high water, 1897 (Potomac and Conococheague )

Potomac and Conococheague Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The image shows the Potomac and the Conococheague flood in January 1897. The aqueduct is visible. The scene also shows the coal boats by the tracks near Cushwa Warehouse, the timber stacked up next to the lumber warehouse, later J. Arthur Miller’s Planing and Sash Factory, and the stack of the power station on the right. The electricity was generated to provide fuel for the trolley line from Hagerstown to Williamsport. There was no major connection between the power plant and the canal, though today that building is used by the National Park Service as part of their exhibition space.


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Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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