Charles Fell owned 123 acres along the Octoraro Creek in Little Britain Township in Lancaster
Fell alleges, with the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, that the three men raised the dam by two feet. By doing so, Fell alleged, the water now backs up on his farm, flooding the land and ruining the crops. Fell brought suit against the three men to recover damages and determine if they had a right to in fact raise the creek level. On This Day in 1880, the case was held over to trial.
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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015