Worumbo Mill flood, Lisbon Falls, 1936

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Worumbo Mill flood, Lisbon Falls, 1936

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In 1936, the Androscoggin River experienced record flood levels that destroyed the iron bridge between Durham and Lisbon falls and severly damaged many of the mills along the river. This was the second largest flood to be recorded in the history of Lisbon - the largest being the flood of 1814 when the surging Androscoggin destroyed a total of 21 sawmills.

This photo depicts a small building on the Worumbo campus being submerged by the floodwaters. This building was used by mill security watchmen.

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  • Title: Worumbo Mill flood, Lisbon Falls, 1936
  • Creation Date: 1936
  • Subject Date: 1936
  • Location: Lisbon Falls, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 10.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Lisbon Historical Society
18 School Street, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252
(207) 353-8510

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