All lines of communication were wiped out by the 1916 floods in Asheville and surrounding areas.
All lines of communication were wiped out by the 1916 floods in Asheville and surrounding areas. Courtesy of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
All lines of communication were wiped out by the 1916 floods in Asheville and surrounding areas. Courtesy of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Great flood nearly wiped out Asheville 100 years ago – Past Times

July 15, 2016 11:52 AM

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History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.