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Giant Mudslide in 1804....



Item # 222408

July 12, 1804

BOSTON GAZETTE, July 12, 1804
 
* Virginia mudslide disaster
* Early 19th century original reading


Page 2 has an interesting letter from Winchester, Virginia, that says:
 
* ...a mountain, 15 or 20 miles from that place, had recently burst; and area of 15 or 20 acres of earth fell into the adjacent valley...the force of violence being such as to have crushed and destroyed trees, fences, houses, and everything...in its way.
 
Other news of the day includes: "Bonaparte declared Emperor of France" "Fire!" "The Language Of Democracy" and more.
 
4 pages in good condition.
 

Category: Pre-Civil War

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