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Montgomery, AL Storm and Drownings, Mar 1909

FIVE DROWN IN RIVER

Five Dorwned (Sic)

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 14-Five persons were drowned today in the Alabama river near hear by rising waters which followed last night's storm. Three whites and a negro were drowned from the ferry and WILLIAM DILLARD a white boy playing near the river bank fell in and was drowned.

Last night's rain was the heaviest here in twenty years. Five and a half inches fell in a little more than five hours.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX 10 Mar 1909



article | by Dr. Radut