Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Book on 1972 Flood Available at SRAC

1972 Flood book available while supplies last!
Newly published  "The 1972 Flood in New York's Southern Tier," by Kirk W. House has just arrived at SRAC. This book is one of several great books that are available on our shelves by Arcadia Publishing to include "Sayre," "Tioga County, NY," "Chemung County, NY," and "Sayre, Athens and Waverly." Each book is priced by the publisher at $21.99 - and can be picked up at SRAC as long as they last.

The 1972 Flood in New York's Southern Tier," by Kirk W. House: In June 1972, Hurricane Agnes hit the East Coast with a monstrous and devastating force, bringing a deluge across multiple states and slamming four counties in the Southern Tier: Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, and Broome. Dozens died and property damage ran into the millions as Corning, Elmira, Owego, Binghamton, and other communities suddenly found themselves under water. The flood destroyed the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, staggered the Penn Central, shut down Corning Glass Works for weeks, and devastated the Corning Museum of Glass—a major cultural resource. Lives and landscapes were forever changed when homes and businesses washed away in a matter of minutes. Henceforth, the region’s history became permanently divided into the times before and the times after the 1972 flood. Through stunning images, The 1972 Flood in New York’s Southern Tier chronicles the extraordinary destruction of twisted rail lines, devastated streets, exhausted recovery workers, rivers bursting their banks, cars on houses, and houses on cars­, all while capturing the communities’ rebuilding efforts and recovery of the glass museum treasures.

Author Bio: Kirk W. House is the director of the Steuben County Historical Society. He also holds memberships with the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, the Chemung County Historical Society, and several other agencies. This is his 12th Arcadia Publishing book.

SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY and are open 1-5 Tuesdays through Fridays and Saturdays from 11am - 5pm.For more information please contact SRAC at or call 607-565-7960.

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