Vanishing Troup: The West Point flood of 1912

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2016

WEST POINT — This early postcard shows the streets of West Point underwater during the flood of 1912.

Sidewalks were elevated to allow for annual flooding as downtown West Point is in a flood zone. When the West Point Dam was built in 1976, this just about ended flooding in downtown West Point.

Courtesy of Chris Cleaveland

The West Point flood of 1912

Chris Cleaveland

‘The Postcard Man’