That was Tropical Storm Agnes: ‘My mother-in-law … they took her out of the second story window by boat’

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This History Mystery quiz captured the interest of York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers. It reached more than 50,000 and attracted, 268 likes, 134 comments and 226 shares. One commenter remembered:  ‘My mother-in-law lived on the corner and they took her out of the second story window by boat.’ That was Agnes. Check out more interesting comments. Here’s the quiz: In late June 1972, ‪York CountyP was dealing with this – immense flooding from Tropical Storm Agnes’ rain. The high water damaged small towns, like this one, as well as York City. What street in what small town are we seeing here under water? Do you remember Agnes? Answer: http://goo.gl/YX4gHJ. Also of interest: Check out this quiz and (fun) tests.

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History Mystery: In late June 1972, #YorkCountyPa was dealing with this – immense flooding from Tropical Storm Agnes’…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, June 28, 2015

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History Mystery: The rains from Tropical Storm Agnes hovered over #YorkCountyPa in late-June 1972, causing flooding like…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, June 28, 2015

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History Mystery: Tropical Storm Agnes hit #YorkCountyPa and much of Central Pa in late June 1972. About this time, the…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Monday, June 29, 2015

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History Mystery: Here name is Linda Woodward, and she scored a first at York High in 1967. What did she accomplish that brought her this success?: Answer: http://goo.gl/993ULv – Jim McClure.

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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History Mystery: This is a winsome photo of the Glen Rock Mill Inn. Two questions: What train regularly runs on those…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Monday, June 29, 2015

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History Mystery: Some remember this place as a farmhouse. Others, as a restaurant. And others, for its use today as a…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Saturday, June 27, 2015

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About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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