Halloween without pumpkins: The Great Pumpkin Flood
The Great Pumpkin Flood of 1786 occurred in eastern Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna River. Heavy rain caused flooding, and home, debris, corn crops and pumpkins were all seen floating down the river. Find Storm Shield elsewhere on the internet: h
Posted at 8:53 AM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated2017-10-26 13:15:42-04
It's hard to imagine Halloween without a jack-o-lantern, but that's exactly what would happen if the Great Pumpkin Flood of 1786 were to occur today.
More than 200 years ago, torrential rainfall in eastern Pennsylvania caused the Susquehanna River to flood.
The flood waters washed away entire pumpkin crops and unharvested corn in addition to homes and tree branches.
Watch the video and discover this wasn't even the last 'Great Pumpkin Flood.'
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