"....A foaming torrent poured down the Rocky Hill Road, across the state highway and through George Dierfelters barn. The mangers were filled with mud and the machine shed with gravel and boulders. The swift water and the piles of stone and gravel held up traffic there for some time. A landslide just above the Amthor place also blocked the road.
"In Grahamsville, cellars were filled with water. At Otis Donaldson's water ran over the porch and seeped under the door. The lawn is covered with gravel and the shrubbery hung with mud. Bruce Moore, whose store is in Odd Fellows' Hall, below the level of the road, lost three hundred dollars worth of seeds, also plants, insect and weed poisons and a tyoewriter. Mrs. Gallaway lost nearly 50 cords of wood.
"The middle of the newly built fair ground bridge settled into the stream. The bridge leading to the Novelty Factory went out, also one back of the Pendray place. No bridges are left in Pepacton Hollow.
"Many farmers are unable to their milk to market. Some are taking it with horses through fields and woods and pastures. Hay is molding in the stack. Grass is growing through the swaths which were mowed more than a week ago. Fields of corn are flat in the mud and clover spoiled. But everyone says thankfully. "Well. Its not as bad as the flood ten years ago in 1928.""
July 29, 1938; Republican Watchman
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