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Plainfield, July 31, 1889

"Flood hits Plainfield"

PLAINFIELD -- Torn through its heart by a great flood of water, Plainfield today is but a ragged and disheveled likeness of its former self. A vast roaring river has surged through its most populous thoroughfares and has spread disaster all along its path.

A tremendous torrent of rain poured from the heavens above the hilltops back of New Jersey's Queen City yesterday afternoon, and the air in the city itself was a blinding sheet of water from two o'clock until after five. 

The remains of Seeley's Mill in Scotch Plains sit as mute testimony to flood waters that poured through the area and rushed down the Watchung Mountains into the Plainfield's.

Seeley's Mill