Friday, September 6, 2013
Two Photographs of a Freshet on the Piscataquis River at Milo, Maine
The damaged photograph above shows the freshet of April 30, 1923 along the Piscataquis River at Milo, Maine. The freshet presumably resulted from the Spring thaw, perhaps intensified by rain. There's nothing written on the reverse of the photograph.
The damaged photograph below shows another scene of the same freshet, identified as the area of the Toll Bridge and Brown Farm at Milo, Maine. There's nothing written on the reverse of the photograph.
The Piscataquis River runs from Blanchard, Maine, in Piscataquis County, to Howland, Maine, in Penobscot County, where it joins the Penobscot River.
I wasn't able to find information about the Piscataquis River freshet of 1923 online, but I did notice that Ellsworth, Maine, experienced a major freshet of the Union River in 1923 where a bridge, wharves, warehouses and several downtown buildings were lost, dealing a major long-term blow to the economy.
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