June 28, 1916

Sudden downpours in the mountains between Nanticoke and Glen Lyon in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, on June 28, 1916, caused Forge Creek (now known as Newport Creek on the east side of the Susquehanna River) to rise suddenly to almost-unprecedented heights. Around the No. 7 Susquehanna Colliery, raging water washed out sections of the Forge Creek bank, damaging bridges, railroad tracks and pipelines.



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