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The 1950 Flood: The Night Hell Rained on Almost Heaven

  • North Bend State Park 202 North Bend State Park Road Harrisville, WV, 26362 United States (map)

Local resident seniors remember the year 1950 for two extreme natural disasters. The first was the great flood which happened on Junen 24th and the second was the great blizzard which assaulted both Doddridge and Ritchie counties in November of the same year.

The flood of 1950 impacted eight counties throughout West Virginia. Those counties were: Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Lewis, Ritchie, Tyler, Upshur and Wetzel.

Patricia Harris, President of the Doddridge County Historical Society, and David Scott, President of the Ritchie County Historical Society, will provide a photographic PowerPoint presentation detailing the horrific nightmare of the 1950 Flood and how it devastated the area, especially Doddridge and Ritchie counties.

This event is free to the public. North Bend may be contacted by calling 304.643.2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA and ask for North Bend or visit

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