Great Bend Flood of 1862[edit | edit source]
A number of people got on the bridge over the Black River at Great Bend to watch the sawmill building wash by, but the bridge began to collapse. People on the shore warned the watchers on the bridge and they quickly began running to get off the bridge. Everyone escaped except for two boys who fell in the water.
The bridge at Great Bend had previously been destroyed by a flood in 1804 and once even by a fire, in 1840.