The 1972 Flood in New York's Southern Tier

The 1972 Flood in New York's Southern Tier

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Paperback, Arcadia Pub, 2012, ISBN13 9780738576787, ISBN10 0738576786
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In June 1972, Hurricane Agnes hit the East Coast with a monstrous and devastating force, bringing a deluge across multiple states and slamming four counties in the Southern Tier: Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, and Broome. Dozens died and property damage ran into the millions as Corning, Elmira, Owego, Binghamton, and other communities suddenly found themselves under water. The flood destroyed the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, staggered the Penn Central, shut down Corning Glass Works for weeks, and devastated the Corning Museum of Glass--a major cultural resource. Lives and landscapes were forever changed when homes and businesses washed away in a matter of minutes. Henceforth, the region's history became permanently divided into the times before and the times after the 1972 flood. Through stunning images, The 1972 Flood in New York's Southern Tier chronicles the extraordinary destruction of twisted rail lines, devastated streets, exhausted recovery workers, rivers bursting their banks, cars on houses, and houses on cars, all while capturing the communities' rebuilding efforts and recovery of the glass museum treasures.

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Number of Pages: 127
Original Languages: English
Author: House, Kirk W.
Series Title: Images of America
manufacturer_part_number: 1972
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
ISBN-13: 9780738576787
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.25 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0738576786
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