Tag Archives: Tropical Storm Agnes

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

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 … Continue reading

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York Fair 250: Big parade, big top circus part of big anniversary plans

Linked in/Neat stuff below: Boyhood homes of famous Yorkers/Jeff Koons in the news These panels, part of the outdoor York Fair painting in the Murals of York series, show high-profile parades that have been part of the fair’s past. This … Continue reading

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Remembering Agnes: ‘Spring Grove’s Worst Flood’

This is the cover of a booklet published by Walt Geiger and Dave Leonard to show the impact of Tropical Storm Agnes on the Spring Grove,Pa., area. ‘Codorus Creek crests 96 inches deeps at mill dam, topping 1933 record of 54 inches,’ an introduction to the photo booklet states. Here, water spills onto Spring Grove’s main street from a Glatfelter loading dock.

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When the waters of the Codorus challenged the Rocks of the Glen, Part 2

The high waters spawned by Tropical Storm Agnes struck Glen Rock in 1972. Here, high water covers Hanover Street. The southern York County, Pa., borough’s position in a valley carved by the Codorus Creek has made it a target of high waters.

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Ironic YDR headline as Tropical Storm Agnes raged: ‘Susquehanna rampages/Water shortage here’

As the rains from the Storm of October 2013 fell on York County, Pa., earlier this month, inevitable comparisons came with those of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972. Well, Agnes offered up 15-plus inches a short span. The recent October storm dumped 9.11 inches. But these photos show the real difference. Here’s the ‘Met Ed plant at York Haven’ under water in 1972.

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Chainsaw art rearing up all around York County, Pa.

Chainsaw art is growing in popularity around York County, Pa. These former-tree-trunks-turned-into-art, like all outside art, won’t last forever. In the case of South Western High Schools ‘Mustang,’ this is the third such piece of art.

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Check out 10 more links to stories, photos of Sandy, present and past bad weather events

10 more links to Hurricane Sandy stories, photos and past bad weather events

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Indian Rock Dam, controller of Codorus flooding, just celebrated its 70th birthday

Indian Rock Dam, a York-area flood control impoundment, opened about 70 years ago, in 1942.

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York City has a long association with alligators. Yes, alligators. Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 22, 2012

York City has a long association with alligators. Yes, alligators.

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York countians interested in JFK’s life, times and death – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 21, 2012

In the June 21, 2012, edition of York Town Square, Jim McClure addresses York County, Pa.’s, and John F. Kennedy, Tropical Storm Agnes, The Last Supper and the Civil War military hospital in York.

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