Wednesday, September 19, 2012

About the header image: September 19, 2012

A year ago many Northeastern Pennsylvania communities along the Susquehanna were just taking stock in the aftermath of the worst flooding since Agnes in 1972. In some cases the flooding was worse than even that, as structures that survived the flood of 1972 and all the other floods before and since were damaged beyond repair. First National Bank in Shickshinny, purchased just a few months earlier by Wells-Fargo, was one of those structures. While less-sturdily-built structures all around it were declared salvageable, Wells-Fargo decided to write off the landmark bank building as a total loss. A little more than six months after the flood, Wells-Fargo had the building torn down. Where it once stood, surrounded by banners proclaiming Shickshinny's 150th anniversary celebrated just a few weeks before the flood, there is now an empty lot with an ATM, a concession to the banking needs of the people of Shickshinny.

This picture is by me, Harold Jenkins. More photos from this day can be seen here. My personal blog is Another Monkey (

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