W. E. M. Beardslee, 25 March 1907, Woodland Daily Democrat, Pg 4, Col. 2

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W. E. M. Beardslee, 25 March 1907, Woodland Daily Democrat, Pg 4, Col. 2 - Along the River With the Rocky Point levee...
Along the River With the Rocky Point levee holding safe and the water in the streets and yards falling, conditions In Washington, Washington, across the river, are better. Sunday Sunday night the water with which the town was covered had fallen about six Inches since Saturday night, and the residents were of the opinion that the overflow would continue to subside to normal height. The damage which has been done in and around the town, however, is severe, as all of the fine farming land in the vicinity has overflowed, Including the Krlpp lands and the Lovdal district or reclamation district No. 637, which was submerged Thursday night when there was a break In the levee beside 'the railroad embankment—not tha river levee. A steamer made the trip down the river Sunday and reports conditions on the Yolo side as follows: The first serious point below the Kripp break was at the old McGowan ranch. The river was lapping over the top of the levee and to reinforce the embankment and keep the wave action from eating through, sacks of sand piled, tier on tier, were placed at the water's edge. Tlio James Feris place was under water, only the tree tops switching and whipping In the torrent from the Kripp break and the buildings standing in a surging Inland sea were all that indicated a human habitation. Huddled together on the long stretches of levee were hundreds of cattle and they presented a most pitiable

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  1. Woodland Daily Democrat,
  2. 25 Mar 1907, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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  • W. E. M. Beardslee, 25 March 1907, Woodland Daily Democrat, Pg 4, Col. 2

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