One of the worst floods in the history of the ravaging Lehigh River has caused very major destruction in Mauch Chunk. It was followed a few months later by another disastrous flood, occurring on Feb. 28, 1902. The river went on a rampage on both occasions, overflowing its banks. Also having damage was the borough of Weissport, as well as some downstream towns such as Walnutport.
On this date
Friday, December 14, 2012