Springfield, VT Flood, Jul 1883
In July, 1883, a local shower, or cloud-burst, in the northerly part of the town, caused a sudden rise in the brooks which did great damage. The roads were gullied four or five feet deep, or all washed out, culverts and bridges swept away, the dam built by M. P. Whitcomb was swept out, the water-course under Main Street in the village was choked by flood wood, and the water poured through the hotel, filling the cellar with mud and running out of the front windows. Farmers in the south part of the town carted hay at the same time.
History of the Town of Springfield, Vermont, 1895, page 160