Denver, Colorado, August 8, 1912, 4:00 AM
Mrs. John Hackleman
Rout No 2
Denver Aug 7 ’12
We had a big flood in Denver but it did not reach us, more than two miles, but the city as well as friends fortunes suffered great loss. Leslie is in Manitou for a week or so vacation before school begins. Sherman & I are keeping things going in the old nest. Sherman is working & so am I. With the lawn & chickens & c.
Had a short visit from Deed.
“Denver Flooded by Torrential Rains,” The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah), 15 July 1912, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : 5 April 2015).
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