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Former neighborhoods live on, after '97 flood, in parks

Published 04/15/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Tom Reiten and Joan Abraham were the last people to leave the Lincoln Drive neighborhood after the 1997 flood. The homeowners at 1207 Lincoln Drive held out until 2001, when the dike alignment forced their ouster. It was a sad parting of residents and their real estate, as most were in those times. The couple’s attachment to their property was stronger than many, however. Four years after the devastation, they not only still lived on their property, but also mowed the lawns and trimmed the hedges of former neighbors.

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