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In Years Past

March 25, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, Jamestown was again confronted by flood conditions. The Chadakoin River rose 16 inches in the past 24 hours and was still rising. The water was over the flats on Jones & Gifford Avenue and was lapping the street railway tracks. Wilson's Mill was forced to shut down. Other factories on the Chadakoin would be closed soon if the water kept rising. The water was within six inches of the limit the Shearman Brothers' factory could stand. The factory was still running but a rise of six inches more would mean a shut down there.



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