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Old 10-02-2007, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Farmington Area, Maine
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It would seem it doesn't like my posting URLs. You'll have to cut and paste 'em I suppose.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Maine
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copy and paste works well it was good information, Thank You KGIII
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Farmington Area, Maine
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Not a problem. I just happened to stumble on it and knew I'd read some stuff about it just recently because I had been over that way. Now back to finding an apartment for my g/f.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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How funny to find this thread. My grandmother was telling me yesterday about my Grampa and how he and his buddies flooded the town of Flagstaff. My Grampa passed away a year ago so my grandmother tells me stories often about their youth.

I had never heard of this flood in Flagstaff and I told her I would look it up. How neat that my Grampa was a key player in such an historical event.

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Old 07-21-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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Its not the same town the movie deliverance was based on.....is it?
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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There was also a small settlement near Fort Fairfield that was flooded when they put in Tinker Dam, but that was no more than a wide spot in the road anyway. The road still goes right down into the water.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Its not the same town the movie deliverance was based on.....is it?
I think I hear banjo music!
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I've got some books on Maine history DeerIsle, I'll give them a look and see if I can find something. I know in Montana there is a place that where that happened....it was very interesting to visit there, and when the water is low you can see where the railroad tracks came into the town.
In NH the town of Hill near Franklin decided, after repeatedly flooding, to pick up and move and the old town, many buildings and all, was moved up the "hill" and the original town abandoned. Hill - Ghost Town I guess they didnt flood the town.....they just got tired of being flooded.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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The towns were Dead River and Flagstaff.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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I thought flooding towns was a Texas thing [we have several flooded out towns here whan they dammed up rivers to make lakes that are now being rediscovered as this drought makes these lake levels drop more and more. Buildings and even cemetaries SOME with caskets showing. Always wondered why the water tasted so lousy.]
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