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Gallipolis Flood 1818
A letter from Gallipolis, Ohio 8th March, states that the Ohio had risen 60 feet above low water mark, and that a considerable part of Marietta and Cincinnati were under water.
[Source: "Northern Sentinel" (VT); 17 APR 1818]

There will be another Circular Fox Hunt, ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3D, 1855.
The boundary lines are to be as follows: Commencing near old Mr. Kerr's, thence north with the road leadingto Jas. W. Womeldorff's, thence west up Chickamauga creek to Mathew Smith's, thence south with the road leading to the widow Detalante's, thence east to the place of begining. All are requested to be on the line at 9 o'clock; the cannon will be fired at 10 o'clock precisely. No fire arms will be allowed to be brought on the ground, and no dogs but HOUNDS, and they are to be led until ordered to be let loose. Also persons on horseback will not be allowed to ride inside the first circle, which will give all a fair chance to see and enjoy the sport. All are invited to be present on the occasion, and it is hoped that we may have a good turn-out of old and young to give RENARD a chase. We also give a special invitation to the ladies, and would be pleased to see them out to witness the sport. In the afternoon of the same day we intend to form a circle on the opposite hill, a short distance south; the boundary lines and other regulations will be made known by the marshals, at the close of the first.

Marshals on north line---Jas. W. Womeldorff, Daniel L. Womeldorff, Wm. Mossman and Thomas Mossman.
Marshals on the west line---J. Campbell, R. F. Graham, Dr. Mills and W. O. Thompson.
Marshals on the east line---A. P. Rodgers, John S. Myers, J. N. Mills and Jacob Kerr.
Marshals on the south line---Jas. Brown, Wm. Waddell, Jr., Jacob Beck and David Fletcher.

These Marshals have power to call to their assistance any number of men that they think necessary in forwarding their lines.
Wm. Waddell, Jr., James Campbell, Danl L. Womeldorff, John Pierce, R. F. Graham,
Committee of Arrangements.
Feb. 1, 1855.
[Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 01, 1855 Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

ANOTHER FOX CHASE.---There is to be another of those exciting fox chases next Saturday, near the residence of Wm. Waddell, Jr., about three and a half miles from this place, and everybody and "the rest of mankind" are invited to participate in the sport. You all know where our clever, good natured friend "Bill Waddell" lives, if you don't you ought to, and we are told since the recent fall of snow it is perfectly astonishing to witness the fox "signs" on the ground intended to be enclosed. Arrangements have been made for the observance of the best of order, and the finest chase of the season is anticipated. We had but a poor conception of this kind of sport until we attended a chase, and can assure our friends it pays well for the time spent. Turn out and let's have a big ring and catch all the varmints. See notice in another column. [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 01, 1855 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Owing to the extreme cold weather last Saturday, there was but a slim turn-out at the fox chase. Two circles were formed, but it seemed impossible to keep the men in line, who preferred circling fires to that of foxes, and the consequence was a "dry haul," renard outwitting them. Several foxes escaped from each circle. We think it advisable to consult "Poor Richard" before setting a day for such sport, for by the almanac last Saturday was the coldest of the season. Had the weather been favorable they should have had rare sport. [Source: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, February 08, 1855 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Gallipolis Still On The Map (1913 Flood)
COLUMBUS, O., March 30. -- The following message was received at the Governer's office from Harry Maddy, of Gallipolis, a representative of the Ohio Board of Administration:
"The river at Gallipolis is up to the 67-foot stage, six feet higher than ever before, but it is now gradually falling. The Ohio Hospital for Epileptiv here is O. K., and is take care of 200 people, while the town is taking care of 300 additional. There has been no loss of life. The Hocking Valley Railroad can not get within seven lanes of Gallipolis."
Mr. Maddy also says that the town is able to take care of itself, and if the Governor cares to use it as a distributing point of supplies for Pomeroy, Ironton or Portsmouth, they will be able to use steamboats for such purpose. Supplies however, will come from the outside world, as these cities have supplies for themselves which will last only for about a week.
[Source: "The Lexington Herald"; 31 MAR 1913]

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