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Except during times of heavy rainfall, the Shenandoah Riverís North Fork is a slow and peaceful stream. It was not that way during the weekend, nor was it peaceful when the Washington Post published this photo, probably about 1936. Taken by local reporter W. B. Allen from the riverís edge looking north, the photo shows remnants of the Woodstock Light and Power Co. hydroelectric plant and dam during flooding. The iron bridge, a structure replaced in the 1960s, is visible at left of the building. The photo caption reads: Receding waters of the Shenandoah River left a desolate scene at Woodstock, Va., where the raging waters engulfed the powerhouse of the Woodstock Light and Power Co. and threw the town into darkness. Damage was estimated at $50,000. The town, 2 miles from the river, was not affected by the flood. City officials are protesting exaggerated accounts of flood damage which resulted in a deluge of telegrams and phone calls from alarmed parents of students at Massanutten Academy.

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