Drought Followed by Flood in 1911


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/5/1911.

The damage done by the flood in the Little Kanawha and its tributaries last week, is inestimable.  It is said by many that the flood was much more damaging than the drouth, but the rains have so started up grass and helped other crops that it is believed the losses along the valleys will be overcome.  All the good corn that was raised this year was along the low valleys and many of our best farmers had practically all their corn ruined.  Many of them however are husking the ears, which were about in the "roasting ear" stage, and will feed it to hogs.  Everyone back from the valleys has been vastly benefitted by the rains, as they would have soon had to begin feeding their stock in the fields had the drought continued.