The Creek is Out of Its Banks!

16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Friday, March 15, 1912:  It was out of the ordinary walking to school this morning. It rained so last night that my morning, water was plainly visible everywhere. It was about the same height tonight. I thought this morning I might not get to school after all.

Recent photo of Warrior Run Creek.

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Grandma needed to cross Warrior Run Creek to get to school.

It sounds like the creek had flooded and was out of its banks.  However, the water apparently had not covered the road and the bridge so Grandma could get to school.

Though not visible, the creek is in the valley in the center of this photo. Probably the field next to the railroad tracks and low lands were flooded a hundred years ago today.

2 Responses

  1. I guess it must have been “out of the ordinary” to see the creek overflowing its banks, especially when there was no TV meteorologist to advise students of the situation before they left their homes!

    • Recent storms, tornadoes, and floods have been so devastating– it must have seemed even more so a hundred years ago. In some ways, today’s weather almost seems as if it was “scripted” by the media.

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