Accidents & Incidents, Businesses, Construction

The Flash Flood of 1898

During Friday night and into Saturday morning of June 29 & 30th, 1898 much of the midwest experienced torrential downpours in such a great amount that flash flooding was prevalent in several areas. From North Dakota all the way through Ohio, the weather ran rampant on small towns and cities alike. Most estimates guess that… Continue reading The Flash Flood of 1898

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Decoration Day in 19th Century McHenry

Following the Civil War, the nation was looking for various way to heal itself and deal with the carnage it had just gone through. Decorating the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers with flowers became the tradition that we now call Memorial Day. Declared by General John Logan in 1868, Decoration Day (or what is… Continue reading Decoration Day in 19th Century McHenry