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Dam bursts in MA

On this date in 1874, the first recorded dam failure in the United States occurred in Williamsburg, Massachusetts. A landslide shattered a 43-foot dam on the Mill Creek, a tributary of the Connecticut River, resulting in the death of 144 people and $1 million in damage.
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Dam bursts in MA
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