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The Great Potomac Flood -1936 - overview

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Carl Pederson's talk to the Torch Club in Hagerstown in 2002 is attached as a PDF.

It provides a strong overview of the flood in the east coast.

Mr. Pederson has continued to research the topic and has made a correction to this document. The rail bridge at Shepherdstown was not washed out in the flood. The deck truss bridge over Potomac River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Shepherdstown built in 1904 is still in operation.


Carl Pedersen

The photograph shows the road bridge at Shepherdstown has been washed away. The rail bridge is out of the picture to the left.


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

Allegany County, Md., 1936

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

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