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Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the Oct. 12, 1981 issue.

WVHS Senior, Miss Denise Wilson, was crowned as 1982 Junior by 1981 Junior Miss Sunita Verghese. Sunita is a 1981 WVHS graduate.

A surprise party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Preston of Wyalusing to honor Donna Cole on her recent graduation from Mansfield State College.

Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Unit announce the election of three new members to their Board of Trustees. They are Doug Martin, Donald Henry and Robert Browning.

Neil Latimer and Roy Beeman were named Firemen of the Year at the Firemen’s Appreciation dinner.

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Oct. 15, 1904

Miss Martha Gaylord has taken a position as clerk in the confectionary of Jesse Homet and Company.

Georgia Meeks of Wilmot met with a painful accident one day last week, falling from a load of apples and going under the wheels.

Raymond Hatch of Overton Township, late private in the Sixth U.S. Infantry, has been granted a pension of $6 a month.

 


1936 Flood Scene at WyalusingWhat was described as the Great Flood of 1936 is pictured near its crest in March of that year. That’s Welles Mill in the distance and the white tops of Route 6 guardrails are barely reaching above the water on the right and left. This photo was snapped from the borough side of the Wyalusing Creek, from virtually the same place where spectators gathered to watch last month’s flood. Prior to the 1972 flood, the 1936 flood was considered Wyalusing’s worst. The bridge-like structure seen in the distance was a wooden walkway that led from the old creek bridge to Route 6. The old bridge was demolished in the 1970’s, however, its stone abutments are still visible from Bridge Street today A close look at the white house in the distance on the left, the only structure in this photo that exists today, indicates that water had reached the bottom of the first floor windows. In the recent flooding, the water rose to about midway on the same windows. Flood scenes like this, although rare, have happened at least three times since this photo was snapped.1936 Flood Scene at WyalusingWhat was described as the Great Flood of 1936 is pictured near its crest in March of that year. That’s Welles Mill in the distance and the white tops of Route 6 guardrails are barely reaching above the water on the right and left. This photo was snapped from the borough side of the Wyalusing Creek, from virtually the same place where spectators gathered to watch last month’s flood. Prior to the 1972 flood, the 1936 flood was considered Wyalusing’s worst. The bridge-like structure seen in the distance was a wooden walkway that led from the old creek bridge to Route 6. The old bridge was demolished in the 1970’s, however, its stone abutments are still visible from Bridge Street today A close look at the white house in the distance on the left, the only structure in this photo that exists today, indicates that water had reached the bottom of the first floor windows. In the recent flooding, the water rose to about midway on the same windows. Flood scenes like this, although rare, have happened at least three times since this photo was snapped.

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