Richford, VT Flood, Jun 1892

Disastrous Flood in Vermont.

RICHFORD, Vt., June 21.--The most disastrous flood since 1869 has visited this section. The booms in the Mississquoi River broke early this morning and thousands of logs belonging to the Richford Lumber Company, Baker, Brainerd & Co., and C. P. Stevens & Co., went down the stream, entailing a loss which can hardly be estimated.

Aside from the loss to the mill companies, a large number of men are thrown out of work, and the loss will be a serious one to the town. Another boom has broken further up the river and two miles of logs are coming down. It is feared that the iron bridge and several buildings will be carried away.

The New York Times, New York, NY 22 Jun 1892