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South Main Street, Wilkes Barre. "Operation Snapback." Clean-up after Hurricane Agnes (1972). Kingston and Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Main Street Station, Hurricane Agnes - 1972 Photo from the 1972 book Hurricane Agnes…The Richmond Flood

Hurricane Agnes, 1972

Main Street in Jim Thorpe PA

The main street square in Marietta Borough - several blocks from the Susquehanna River - was flooded and impassable during the 1972 deluge caused by Hurricane Agnes. LNP Archived Photo

The backside of Wilkes-Barre. Main Street runs through the middle of this picture. These buildings, which look like so many tenements, present attractive faces to Main Street. Facing south by southwest. Photo by Harold Jenkins.

Market Street in Wilkes Barre, PA after Hurricane Agnes (1972).

In June 1972, the remnants of Hurricane Agnes brought some of the worst flooding in decades to Richmond, as seen in a watery entrance to Main Street Station downtown. The James River crested at 36.5 feet at the city locks.

Hurricane Agnes 1972 Wilkes-Barre, PA

This is what Main Street in Manheim looked like on June 22, 1972 as Chickies Creek raged through the borough.

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Wilkes-Barre past

Wilkes-Barre, PA : Market Street Bridge, Wilkes-Barre

Market Street Bridge, Wilkes-Barre, PA -- my hometown

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Hurricane Agnes 1972 - Wilkes Barre, PA.

Market Street Bridge - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Hotel Sterling, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Donahue's Hour Glass, Wilkes-Barre, PA

HOTEL STERLING - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Song about Wilkes Barre