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The Great Flood of 1932 and Richwood High School.


Cherry River overflow it's banks!
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I'm guessing this is 1932.
That old Richwood High School is gone, and no one can bring it back, but most people, of a certain age, are familiar with RHS and the old Cherry River is still a swift-flowing river at times.
The Cherry River watershed has experienced severe floods, including ones in 1932, 1954, mid-1960's, 1980's, July 2001, two events in November 2003 and most recently in March 2007. In the November 2003 flooding events over 370 residences, 25 businesses, three schools, a nursing home, the Richwood Area Community Hospital, and city water and sewer lines were destroyed or severely damaged.
Where:          Flood of 1932, Richwood High School, Richwood 
When:           I'm guessing this is 1932
Submitted by:   Rick Rann
This photo, taken on July 2009, shows the peaceful Cherry River..
This photo, taken on July 2009, shows the peaceful Cherry River where it flows close to the old RHS site.

 
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Where:          Cherry River, Richwood 
When:           July 2009
Submitted by:   Bill & Judy
  

Richwood,Nicholas County,WV., 26261

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