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Power plant, Williamsport, 1936

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The Potomac Edison power plant was forced to shut down and the town was plunged into darkness. Pictures of the 1936 flood show the river up to the Route 11 bridge, covering the River Bottom and reaching to the base of the Bollman Bridge (West Salisbury Street, entrance to River Bottom). This photograph shows the power plant, now the R. Paul Smith Power Station, surrounded by the waters of the Potomac River.


C&O National Historical Park

The photograph was part of the NPS Harsh collection and is used with permission


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C&O National Historical Park

Floods, Maryland, Cumberland, History; Cumberland (Md.),History.

Western Maryland, 1936

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

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