The flood is remembered as the greatest natural disaster ever to strike Vermont, and stories of loss, tragedy, and heroism abound. Yet it is far more than an episode restricted to the history of a single state. An examination of the flood and reconstruction helps shed light on important facets of our national history, and helps us understand better America’s passage through the often anxious and difficult years of the 1920s.
The speaker is historian Nicholas Clifford.
Hosted by the Richmond Free Library.
Funded project of Vermont Humanities. Vermont Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.