A Pictorial History of Mifflin County

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East Market Street, looking west toward Five Points, as it looked in 1886.


Great Flood of May 31, 1889.  The Glasmorgan Iron Works are shown under water (above) 
and the South Side is shown, below, looking southwest.


High water mark is shown at the Episcopal Church during the 1889 flood (above) and the entire South Side in inundated (below).



Top: Residents come out ofdoors to inspect the flood damage in the aftermath of the '89 flood.
Bottom Left: The bull that was a flood hero when he survived after being stranded on a sand bar in the middle of the river during the Great Flood of 1889.
Bottom Right: Mr. and Mrs. Riden and their pet dog.  They safely rode down the river of the roof of their home during the '89 flood.


Top: View of Lewistown after the flood, looking southeast from Logan Mills, 
and showing the damaged Glasmorgan Iron Works in the right foreground.
Bottom: A beached canal boat is seen in this photo, taken after the Juniata River returned to its banks in 1889.



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