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Author Green, Paula F., author.

Title The Great Virginia Flood of 1870 [electronic resource] / Paula F. Green.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc., [2020]


Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
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Summary In the fall of 1870, a massive flood engulfed parts of Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. What began near Charlottesville as welcome rain at the end of a drought-plagued summer quickly turned into a downpour as it moved west and then north through the Shenandoah Valley. The James, Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers rose, and flooding washed out fields, farms and entire towns. The impact was immense in terms of destruction, casualties and depth of water. The only warning that Richmond, downriver from the worst of the storm, had of the wall of water bearing down on it was a telegram. In this account, public historian Paula Green details not only the flood but also the process of recovery in an era before modern relief programs.
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Subject Disaster relief -- Virginia -- 19th century.
Floods -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- 19th century.
Floods -- Virginia -- 19th century.
James River (Va.)
Potomac River.
Shenandoah River (Va. and W. Va.)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781439670897 (epub)
Standard No. 9781439670897

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