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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365024187/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In March 1936, the greatest flood in over 300 years roared down the Connecticut River. A hard winter followed by exceptionally early, warm Spring weather unleashed an armada of icebergs that destroyed everything in its path. A huge ice jam, the like so which has not been seen in the CTt River... /episodes/get/23195 /episode/23195 The Great Flood of 1936 /episode-player/23195

In March 1936, one of the most devastating floods in over 300 years roared down the Connecticut River, inundating towns, destroying homes and bridges and leaving thousands homeless. Using actual flood footage, archival photography, newspaper accounts and eyewitness interviews, THE GREAT FLOOD OF 1936 reveals the story behind the disaster and its impact on residents of western Massachusetts. Starting at the Vernon Dam in northern Vermont, the program takes viewers down the Connecticut River, stopping at landmarks hardest hit by the flood.

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Mon, 06/10/2013 - 15:15
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