Salem County Rewind: The great 1940 flood; canhouses are busy

In this feature, which appears each week, we present a vintage photo from Salem County (along with a large number of other historic local photos in an earlier gallery) and Salem County history tidbits taken from newspapers from a century ago.

SALEM COUNTY PICTURE FROM THE PAST

The vintage photo of Salem County shows the destruction in Woodstown from the great flood of September 1940. Floodwaters produced by a tropical system caused major damage throughout South Jersey. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Dam Safety, rain began falling on Sept. 1, 1940 and in a 12-your …read more

Source: NJ.com Salem

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