Stark County, Ohio
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Jan 1828 Ohio Flood
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Canton, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- For some time past we have had unusual fall of rain, and our streams were considerably swollen. On Saturday last it again commenced raining and continued almost without intermission until Monday morning. On Sunday the streams rose to an unprecedented height, and incalculable damage has been sustained in the destruction of Bridges, Mill-dams, Fences &c. In this county, so far as we have heard, are the following: The pier of the new bridge over the east branch of the Nimishillen gave way and the bridge fell and broke in the centre. The bridges of the Furnace and Janney's mill on the Nimishillen; and the Free Bridge over the Tuscarawas at Massilon are entirely swept away. The Mill-dams of Adam and Peter Wise, John Ebi, Henry Everhard, John Trump, Jacob Welty and Amos Janney, on the Nimishillen have been seriously injured or entirely destroyed. On Scippo, James Duncan's dam is entirely removed, and Capt. Folgers' seriously injured. On the west side of the Tuscarawas, William Henry's Catetters and Isaac Taylor's dams have been destroyed. We also learn that much injury has been sustained along the line of canal, by the washing away of embankments, & c. recently formed and in an unfinished state. - Repository.
[The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , PA , January 23, 1828 - NP - Sub by FoFG]


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