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Photo 6: Woodvale, Pennsylvania, July 1889.
[Photo 6] with link to higher quality photo.
(National Park Service)

Very little withstood the wave as it tore through Woodvale. Most of the town was reduced to mud flats. The destruction of the wire works released miles of barbed wire, adding to the terror of those caught in the flood.

Questions for Photo 6

1. Approximately how long after the flood was this photo taken?

2. How did the destruction of the wire works affect flood victims?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 6, but be aware that the file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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