Lancaster, NH Freshet, Apr 1895
Lancaster, N. H. April 15.---The worst freshet in years is now on hereabouts, Frank Smith & Co.’s boom broke last night, letting upwards of 300,000 feet of timber loose, this jam struck the iron bridge with tremendous force lifting it from its foundation carrying it down the river half-a-mile. The bridge was built two years ago and cost $10,000. It is reported that three other booms at Grange, Jefferson and Riverton also
broke during the night, making over, 1,000,000 feet of timber that have passed through the village. It is still raining and the water is rising.
The Fitchburg Sentinel, Fitchburg, MA 15 Apr 1895