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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Mattie Bell and Earl Cavenaugh, December 7, 1999. Interview K-0282. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The flood devastates the Cavenaugh home

The Cavenaughs continue their account of the flood. Firemen helped their invalid neighbors from their trailers, to which the flood did particular damage because they are not held to high construction standards. When they returned to their house after two weeks in exile, it was in such bad shape that Earl said it looked like it had been "sealed full of water and picked up and shook and then set back down."

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Oral History Interview with Mattie Bell and Earl Cavenaugh, December 7, 1999. Interview K-0282. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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