Lowville,Mill creek ,big flood

Lowville,Mill creek ,big flood

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LOCAL YOKEL

Constableville, NY

#1 Aug 22, 2009
Years ago, big flood, and people drown in Mill creek..I think it was in the spring..

Anybody remember--date, names??? What happened??
simon

Hilton, NY

#2 Aug 22, 2009
LOCAL YOKEL wrote:
Years ago, big flood, and people drown in Mill creek..I think it was in the spring..
Anybody remember--date, names??? What happened??
some time a go around 1953 on west martinsburg road
watsonboys8-7

Chazy, NY

#3 Aug 23, 2009
There is no West Martinsburg road. Especially that runs next to Mill Creek.
Zoo Do Nim

AOL

#4 Aug 23, 2009
watsonboys8-7 wrote:
There is no West Martinsburg road. Especially that runs next to Mill Creek.
West Martinsburg road runs OVER Mill Creek towards the Gardner Road. It's barely a trickle there when it's not flooding. That's where the bridge was out and the family drove off into the flooded stream. I understand one victim was found later in a tree down near the bridge in Lowville.
Martin

United States

#5 Aug 23, 2009
That story is in Hough's History if you can a get copy of it. An earlier post a while ago about the safety pin being invented in Martinsburg is also in Hough's History book

Since: Jan 09

AOL

#6 Aug 23, 2009
Martin wrote:
That story is in Hough's History if you can a get copy of it. An earlier post a while ago about the safety pin being invented in Martinsburg is also in Hough's History book
I would bet the local bookstore could get copies of that book. Also the library may have it. I think that would be an interesting book to read. Too bad the History classes at school wouldn't invest in this book to teach our children about local history.
simon

Hilton, NY

#7 Aug 23, 2009
It's callled west road , we always call it west martinsburg road. the bridge was by the old rose farm a family was lost . the baby was found near lowville
ha ha

Constableville, NY

#8 Aug 23, 2009
Otis Ingersoll was an invetor who lived in Martinsburge, his wife Annabelle lived to 106 yrs old and passed away in 2005

Since: Jan 09

AOL

#9 Aug 23, 2009
There was another man that was an inventor that a thread was started on not long ago. I will look to see what his name was, but it wasn't an ingersoll. Local Yokal started the thread I believe.

Since: Mar 09

Newcomb, NY

#10 Aug 23, 2009
watsonboys8-7 wrote:
There is no West Martinsburg road. Especially that runs next to Mill Creek.
you are an idiot.. i right now am on the west martinsburg road.. i live on the west martinsburg road.. i have lived on the west martinsburd road for the past like 5 years... there is no mill creek that is on the west martinsburg road.. that would be considered stowe street.. but i didnt know anyone died there.. thats sad..=[

Since: Mar 09

Newcomb, NY

#11 Aug 23, 2009
oh did i mention that stowe street turns into west martinsburg road after the jail i do believe... or right before it... not really sure where... but yeaaahhh.
watsonboys8-7

Chazy, NY

#12 Aug 23, 2009
Ok jager, I've lived here most of my life and did not know that Stowe Street turned into West Martinsburg Rd. Thought it was Stowe all the way to Rector. Mill Creek does cross Stowe in Lowville though, isn't it just past Houpperts if you are headed toward the jail? Correct? I never heard of anyone that died in it though that is too bad.

Since: Jan 09

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#13 Aug 23, 2009
simon wrote:
It's callled west road , we always call it west martinsburg road. the bridge was by the old rose farm a family was lost . the baby was found near lowville
There are two different roads, the west road runs from Whetstone Gulf all the way to rt 177. then the west martinsburg road runs outside the village of lowville from stowe street to the four corners of west martinsburg. But I didn't know mill creek runs up that way. Is there a smaller creek that runs into mill creek. If you leave Lowville on rt 12 you cross Mill creek and I believe that runs up to rt 12 somewhere near Lomeo's old farm. I may be wrong about that, but I think there is another creek running into it in several places.
Feeling A Little Heart

Constableville, NY

#14 Aug 23, 2009
I have eard of the flood as well. I heard alot of cattle was lost in this flood too.....

Since: Jan 09

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#15 Aug 23, 2009
Yes there is a little stream that runs under Stowe street into Mill creek. Millcreek runs under state street on the other side of Houpperts. The high bridge on Dayan street is over Mill creek. So all these little streams end up in mill creek and mill creek dumps into Black River. Is this correct everyone? I think it is.
bystander

AOL

#16 Aug 25, 2009
Someone should form a field trip to follow the creek west from Houpperts all the way up to the West Martinsburg Road. I think Mill Creek runs down through "Slab City," on the lower end of the Gardner road near Farney's, coming down from the place where the family drowned off the bridge on the road that goes through West Martinsburg over to West Lowville that crosses the Gardner Road.

Since: Jan 09

AOL

#17 Aug 25, 2009
bystander wrote:
Someone should form a field trip to follow the creek west from Houpperts all the way up to the West Martinsburg Road. I think Mill Creek runs down through "Slab City," on the lower end of the Gardner road near Farney's, coming down from the place where the family drowned off the bridge on the road that goes through West Martinsburg over to West Lowville that crosses the Gardner Road.
I would like to check that out because if you follow Mill creek it goes up to Rt 12 under the high bridge, but then I don't know where it goes from there. Could it be a different creek that runs into Mill creek?
simon

Hilton, NY

#19 Aug 25, 2009
bystander wrote:
Someone should form a field trip to follow the creek west from Houpperts all the way up to the West Martinsburg Road. I think Mill Creek runs down through "Slab City," on the lower end of the Gardner road near Farney's, coming down from the place where the family drowned off the bridge on the road that goes through West Martinsburg over to West Lowville that crosses the Gardner Road.
It's been along time sense i herd slab city,as a kid we play in most of the feeder creek still miss jane we all had fun you could play from dawn until dusk

Since: Mar 09

Caroga Lake, NY

#20 Sep 18, 2009
watsonboys8-7 wrote:
Ok jager, I've lived here most of my life and did not know that Stowe Street turned into West Martinsburg Rd. Thought it was Stowe all the way to Rector. Mill Creek does cross Stowe in Lowville though, isn't it just past Houpperts if you are headed toward the jail? Correct? I never heard of anyone that died in it though that is too bad.
yup the rd sign right in fron of the jail says west martinsburg rd.. i didnt know either til i actually moved up here.. most peopl refer to my road as eith the end of outter stowe street or west road connection to rector...
simon

Hilton, NY

#21 Sep 18, 2009
x333jager wrote:
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yup the rd sign right in fron of the jail says west martinsburg rd.. i didnt know either til i actually moved up here.. most peopl refer to my road as eith the end of outter stowe street or west road connection to rector...
if you go to hometown locator,you can find map,facts feafure you will see the feeder creek that flow in mill creek

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