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Johnson City, TN Flood, May 1908


Several Business Streets Covered With Water---Railroad Bridge Destroyed, Loss is Heavy.

Special to The State.

Bristol, Tenn., May 29.---The worst flood in the history of Johnson City, Tenn., visited that city late this afternoon, causing much damage. Several of the business streets centreing[sic] at the Southern railway station were flooded with water and the loss is heavy. The railroad bridge near the station was washed away and as a result traffic is still blocked on the main line of the Southern. Several wholesale houses, the electric plant and other concerns suffered heavy loss on account of high water.

The State, Columbia, SC 30 May 1908

article | by Dr. Radut