Olean Retaining Wall During Hurricane Agnes

Olean Retaining Wall 1972.jpg

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Title

Olean Retaining Wall During Hurricane Agnes

Description

Beginning June 22, 1972 slow-moving Hurricane Agnes made landfall in New York state and by the next day had deluged Southern Tier communities with heavy rains. Major rivers like the Allegheny, Genesee, and Susquehanna were many feet above flood stage--in some cases rising by seven inches per hour--and several towns declared evacuations. The damage was considerable: bridges, railway lines, businesses, homes, and farms were flooded.

Following in a long American tradition, a rapidly published book of photos and descriptions was created to commemorate the event. In this photograph, taken alongside Olean Creek, the caption reads: "Water nearing the top of Front St. retaining wall in Olean."

Publisher

W.H. Greenhow Co.

Date

1972

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Flood: The Southern Tier's June 1972 Disaster: A Pictorial Review (Hornell, NY: 1972)

Courtesy of Internet Archive

Format

jpeg, 927 KB

Type

Photograph

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Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 5 in.

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