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1936 Flood in Cascades

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The flood affected areas in Maryland not only in the Potomac River basin. This photograph was taken in Cascade, Washington County, MD. The cascading water over the dam that you see under the Western Maryland Railway bridge is coming from Lake Royer on the Fort Ritchie Military Reservation, on South Mountain between Washington and Frederick Counties.


Captain Robert Barrick

Captain Barrick took this photo as the National Guard officer in charge of building Camp Ritchie. This copy of the photograph is housed at Fort Ritchie -- Pen Mar Archives (FR--PMA). Used with permission of Major Kirk Pietsch, Maryland National Guard, Fifth Armory, Baltimore, where the original photograph is housed.


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Camp Albert C. Ritchie Military Reservation

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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