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1811 Flood

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Catalog Information

Title
1811 Flood
Accession Number
2019.008.0004
Type
Event
Gift of
Dawn Hance
Collection Title
Misc Photos and Documents
Collection Description
Misc Photos and Documents
Source
Dawn Hance
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Event
The cover photo is from the 1927 flood in North Clarendon and is just used as a representative image for this entry.

The Rutland Herald article below was written in 1875 by George Washington Chaplin (1804 - 1883) who recounted his childhood experience of the 1811 flood that swept through North Clarendon Village.  The Chaplins lived close in to the village on what is now North Shrewsbury Rd. 

Nelson's Bridge that is mentioned was the upper one on Middle Rd crossing the Cold River.  The Webb home mentioned is the large brick home on Middle Rd a little south of Moulton Ave.  The large two story house (Jonathan Parker's estate) mentioned was near the corner of the Moulton Ave and Rt 7B North on the NW side.  The Wilbur Tavern was on the west side of Rt 7B North where it intersects with N. Shrewsbury Road.  Parker's Gristmill was south of the bridge on N. Shrewsbury Rd.  A big thanks to Dawn Hance for this info explaining where some of the places mentioned in the article were. 

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