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  • Re: Flood of 55'

    It was very wet, dark, and noisy on the bridge. My parents, my brother Ron (two), and myself (five) were told to evacuate our house on River Road and go to the Elementary school. We walked as far as the bridge at the bottom of the hill leading to the school when the pavement began washing away. We had...
    Posted to Barkhamsted History (Forum) by Anonymous on 05-15-2008
  • Re: Flood of 55'

    Darryl, you aren't going to leave us without some more details of that 14 hours on the bridge, are you? I was only three when the 1955 flood hit, but I still remember going down to see the Farmington River. It was really high. The bridge must have come close to washing out. What was it like on the...
    Posted to Barkhamsted History (Forum) by Paul on 05-15-2008
  • Flood of 55'

    What a wonderful website. I used to live in Pleasant Valley in the 1950's. We were the family that was trapped on the Pleasant Valley bridge for 14 hours during the hurricane/flood of 1954. Aside from that little adventure, of all the places that I have lived since, my fondest memories are from living...
    Posted to Barkhamsted History (Forum) by Anonymous on 05-15-2008
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