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Vanishing Troup: The West Point flood of 1912

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.

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Courtesy of Chris Cleaveland

The West Point flood of 1912

Chris Cleaveland

‘The Postcard Man’

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