The Flood of 1936

The flood of 1936 was one of the most devastating floods in Hampshire County history. It is sometimes called the St. Patrick's Day Flood because Tuesday, March 17th was St. Patrick's Day. The flood affected all the rivers and streams in the area including the South Branch, Pattersons Creek and the Cacapon River at Capon Bridge. The article below and on linked pages are from the Hampshire Review of the time. We appreciate the Review's cooperation in allowing us to present them here.

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