Karen & Kurt 
Edgewood in St. Denis

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Oil tanker rolls off hill

Posted by karenandkurt on December 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM

By Gracie Hargrove

Sampson Media Correspondent


An oil tanker fell off the railroad tracks because erosion from the flood caused by Hurricane Agnes washed away the railroad ties in June 1972.


The oil tanker rolled off the track and down the hill. When it rolled down the hill, years later a tree grew between the hill and the tanker. Today, the oil tanker is rusty and dented.


There is also a flour mill that was built in 1856 and burned down in 1905. The remains of the flour mill were washed away by the flood in June 1972.


I had a great time walking through Patapsco State Park and I think you will, too.

Caiden and Gracie Hargrove on the rusty oil tanker.

Gracie Hargrove, the reporter, on the ruins of the Orange Grove Flour Mill.

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