Reader searching for Tropical Storm Agnes photos to use in children’s tour
The Tropical Storm Agnes deluge from June 1972, as seen from a photo on the wall in the Indian Rock Dam office. (See additional photos below.) Background posts: In late June, things happen in York County and Great Depression struck four corners of triangle-shaped York County and Reader doesn’t understand some things about York County and Agnes, by the tragic numbers.
E-mailer Jay Lawrence is looking for photos of Tropical Storm Agnes, York County’s last truly devastating flood.
I’ve been talking with my grandkids about Agnes and the damage it caused. I been trying to find pictures with no luck. I was hoping you could help me with my search. I would like the pictures so i could take them to spots around town and let them see how high the water was and the damaged it caused.
This Shenks Ferry tree indicates Tropical Storm Agnes flooding and other times of high water.
I wrote him suggesting he can find some images and other information by searching this blog.
Other viewers here can e-mail in their photos, and I’ll post them here.
But my best suggestion – the advice I usually give – is to go to the York County Heritage Trust archives, 250 E. Market St., and look up newspaper microfilm from those days and print out photos. Or no doubt the Trust has a file on the storm, which would contain a Gazette and Daily special section and any other related publications.
And I urged him not to forget the 1933 flood. A photo record for that deluge no doubt awaits him at the trust as well.
Emergency workers, seen here in a York County Heritage Trust photo, do their job in York in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972.