Sunday, November 14, 2010

Floods in Verdun Early 1900s

Another old photo (middle) I found in our archives yesterday of the original dike wich dates back around the 1900s. The original dike was built in 1896 as shown on the map and wich started at Pte St Charles, went along the river and turned north between Willibrord and 1st avenue where the present city hall is situated. The dike had to be heighthened at various stages as it was not high enough to hold back the river during the spring floods. There was a disastrous flood in 1904.


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