Heavy rains cause flooding and damage in Pennsylvania and Ohio

Heavy and violent rains from the Chesapeake Bay to Ohio caused widespread flooding and destruction. Reports from Pittsburgh had the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers near record flood stages and the surrounding lowlands inundated.  In Ohio several stretches of railroad track were washed away and the town of Columbus was cut off by flooded roads.  (By John Osborne)
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The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 410.
"The Rains At the West," New York Times, April 12, 1860, p. 5.
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