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Shepherdstown, 1936


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This view is of lock 38 at Bridgeport, across from Shepherdstown. On the far bank is Bellevue. There is a boat on top of the flume. The bridge between West Virginal and Maryland was washed away in this flood and was not rebuilt until 1939.

Unrau wrote: The canal at Shepherdstown was inundated for 62 hours, and at its peak the flood reached an elevation of 22 feet above the towpath, a height exceeding the 1889 figure by five feet.




ID:
acfl051

Creator:
Nelson Hause.

Notes:
This photograph was among a collection given to the Western Maryland Room by Nelson Hause's family.

See: Unrau, H. D., & Gray, K. M. (2007). Historic resource study: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Hagerstown, Md: U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

Date:
1936

Collection Location:
WMR, WCFL

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

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1936

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

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