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From: "Regina Haring" <>
Subject: 1906 Haverstraw landslide
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 15:43:42 -0500

Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the landslide in Haverstraw, NY, which destroyed about 1/3 of the village and created a pit at least 150 feet deep. It was caused by digging the blue clay for bricks too close to the inhabited areas, and was the worst natural disaster in Rockland County history. There will be a ceremony tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Brick Museum in Haverstraw.

The story is available at


and there is one picture available, perhaps only today, at


As always, the actual newspaper has other pictures and graphics than are available online.

Regina Haring

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