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The Flood - or When all Hell was Turned Loose

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323200
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876

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Title The Flood - or When all Hell was Turned Loose
Description to see the flood. Soon they discovered that a small part of the flood, which had overflowed the main channel, was coming down a little hollow between them and their house, so they hurriedly found a pole Co walk across the small newly formed stream. They were all much more flood water came and covered the pole, and Mr. Oldhara heart attack, or he was so confused he could not act. He merely sat motionless on the thick mud as it carried him down to the n>flf n channel of raging water, mud, and rocks. George Rosenberg ran along he could get hold of it and help him out, or grab onto t~har bunch of willows, but Mr. Oldham just sat dazed and rode the thick mud "One week later the fire bell rang again and the people gathered on Main Street and learned that the battered body of Lewis Oldham had been found lodged against a fence west of town near the D. & R. G. railroad cracks. All his clothes had been torn off his body "The death of Lewis Oldham was of course a great shock to the whole community and added determination to public sentiment to do they do? Back in 1894 a flood dam was built. Shortly after, a small flood came. The dam diverted the flood to the North and SouCh Fields. A law suit resulted and the city had to pay the damages. The dam did not until 1950 that fifteen agencies in all Initiated a comprehensive major floods causing damages into thousands and thousands of dollars. There four major floods occured in 1893, 1918, 1936, and 1946. The flood in 1946 was a 'hum-dinger.' I will aever forget it either. of July parade. The banks of Pleasant Creek overflowed at the bridge down Main Street. And what a parade that turned out to be." flood that I remember vividly. The nest day after the flood, we rode around town looking at the extent of Che danage where the flood had gone- We saw a straw stack down in the middle of Main SCreet. The flood had taken the straw stack from the yard of Emil Hafen, hatch out the nest of eggs she had secretly stolen auay. The other The State responded by sending a group of convicts, as chey were -SI-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323178
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876/323178