Richford, VT Flood, Jun 1892


Vermont Suffers the Worst Downpour of Rain Known in Years.

RICHMOND [sic], Vt., June 21.--A disastrous flood has visited this section. It is the worst since 1869. The booms in the Missiquini river broke early this morning, and thousands of logs belonging to the Kichford Lumber company, Baker, Brainard & 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 company, large number of men are being thrown out of work. The losses are serious ones to this 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.

Duluth News-Tribune, Duluth, MN 22 Jun 1892



Thanks for catching that!

This should be Richford, not

This should be Richford, not Richmond. Richmond is on the Winooski River, while it is Richford that is on the Missisquoi River, which is undoubledly what was meant by "Missiquini"