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Georgetown Flood of Early 1900s

Think the recent Georgetown flood was bad? Check this out.

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Think the recent Georgetown flood was bad? Check out these pictures courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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While the exact date these pictures were taken isn't known, Georgetown Metropolitan believes they were from a flood that dates back to February 1918.
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According to a Washington Post article from 1918, it was "the greatest flood the Capital has seen since 1889."
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Thousands of people stood on the Aqueduct Bridge and watched the water and ice rush by.
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One woman "grasped her escort by the arm" and told the reporter, “Ain’t it wonderful what nature can do?”
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As you can see, the ice littered the shores.
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Buildings were heavily damaged, too.
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A shot from up high.
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