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Flooded Main street in the spring of 1915. Brampton, Ontario Open in full size

Flooded Main street in the spring of 1915. Brampton, Ontario

Picture, 1915, English

Flooded Main street in the spring of 1915. Brampton, Ontario

Picture, 1915, English

Caption:

Up River Without Paddle: Picture yourself wading to work in the spring of 1915 on Brampton's Main Street. The Etobicoke River kept inundating the street with run-off for years, until a river diversion redirected the unruly waters away from downtown Brampton after the flood of 1948.

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Medium

Black and white photograph

Extent

20.2 cm x 25.3 cm

Provenance

Photo courtesy Region of Peel Archives From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

G1 - Canada - Ontario - Brampton - Historical

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-1-GO-461c-brampton058