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1913 Flood


Mt Dudley 1913 2.jpg 1913 flood from Mt Dudley looking North - Newport is the row of houses seen in the background -- MOUNT DUDLEY-- The hill behind Robert Thomas’ home is known as Mount Dudley. Newport may have had a larger history if Harman Blennerhassett had built here. The story is told of Harman Blennerhassett wanting to build a castle on Mount Dudley, being influenced by Dudley Woodridge to build there. He spent a large amount of time seeking a location for a home. He sent a scout to the top of the hill. If he could see Marietta from there he would build his castle there. The scout came back and told him he couldn’t see Marietta, so the deal wasn’t completed. He went to Belpre and built his mansion on the island. "Footprints"

Mt_Dudley_1913_lettering.jpg 1913 flood from Mt Dudley looking south towards Marietta