Farlington, KY Dam Break, Jan 1907

DAM BREAKS AND DOES A GREAT DEAL OF DAMAGE.

Madisonville, Ky., Jan. 2.---The dam of the big artificial lake at Farlington, four miles south of this city, broke today and destroyed much property, among which was a number of residences which had been deserted by the occupants when it was learned that the dam was about to give way. It was a body of water covering about 100 acres and this amount of water was turned into a rich farming country below the dam, causing great loss, but no estimate can be made at this time. The Louisville & Nashville railroad also suffered considerable loss from a washout which delayed traffic for several hours.

Morning World-Herald, Omaha, NE 3 Jan 1907