This entry repeats the entry in the Clarendon History book published in 1976.
The narrative from the book is at the link above. The cover photo is of the Pitts Cider Mill shown in the book. Other photos found in the book can be seen by clicking on the links shown here in blue. They are of the Cold River Bridge and North Clarendon Village.
From Dawn Walters Aug. 7, 2020 in the historic society Facebook group:
My mother used to tell about
this flood and how her father, Arthur LaCross, came to get her from
primary school (they lived in Rutland). She never forgot and always told
us about him walking her over a trestle bridge because the roads were
flooded, telling her not to look down and to just hold his hand and step
where he stepped. If he had not been successful in getting them both to
safety, I would not be here!