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Earthquake
Zanesville, Nov. 12 -- A very sensible shock of an earthquake was experienced by many of the citizens of this county last Saturday week. The report came from the west, and we have been told that in some places it was so severe that it broke the glass in the windows. It was between ten and eleven o’clock in the morning, and the day was remarkably clear. Some years ago, earthquakes were quite common along the Mississippi, and the explosion of which we now peak, was probably there also.
[Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Penn.) December 4 1822 Page 4 - Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by Nancy Piper]

Zanesville, Ohio, Jan 12 -- The incessant rain of Saturday, Sunday and Monday last, raised the Muskingum to a height greater than it has been since 1814 and the lower part of West Zanesville and bottom opposite on the east are completely inundated. All communication with this place by mail or otherwise was cut off for a few days, the small streams being utterly impassable and the loss of bridges, dams, lumber, fences, &c. must be considerable. – Ib. [The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , PA , January 23, 1828 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]





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