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McMinnville, TN Flood and Drownings, Mar 1902

FACTORY WORKERS CAUGHT

SUDDEN RISE DROWN FIVE AT MCMINNVILLE, TENN.

MCMINNVILLE, TENN., March 29. --
The storm last night wrought great destruction at McMinnville. Five factory employes, whose names could not be learned, were drowned in the flood. The Annis cotton mill and the Tennessee mill were greatly damaged. The Falcon rolling mill was partially destroyed. Practically all the cottages and small buildings in the town were washed away. The power house of the electric light plant was disabled and the town is without lights. The river is twenty feet higher than ever before. Every portion of the town was inundated. Great damage was wrought in the surrounding country by swollen creeks.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 30 Mar 1902

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The storm wrought great destruction at McMinville. Five factory employees whose names could not be learned were drowned in the flood. The Annis cotton mill and the Tennessee woolen mill were greatly damaged. The Falcon rolling mill was partially destroyed. Practically all the cottages and main buildings in the town were washed away. The power house of the electric light plant was disabled, and the town is without lights. The river is 20 feet higher than ever before. Every portion of the town is inundated. Great damage was wrought in the ridge country by swollen creeks.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 30 Mar 1902

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