The 1936 flood set the tragic benchmark for future comparisons

While the city’s worries on March 12, 1936 seemed to be flooded basements that kept the fire department, department of public works and others busy with pumps, a headline in the Nashua Telegraph reported bigger worries up north: “TWO HUGE LANDSLIDES NEAR GORHAM – White Mountain Area Is Hard Hit by Sudden Thaw.” Also, a landslide buried railroad tracks near the Amoskeag Bridge in Manchester.
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