This Day in Dayton, 23 November
“Wildcat Creek rises to claim couple’s home” read a headline in the Journal and Courier on November 23, 1985. The Wildcat, swollen by rain, washed away the back yard of Max and Barbara Baker, exposing the foundation and the septic tank. The town marshal rescued the family and moved them into a house on Cagles Mill Street with the paid rent for the first month by the Red Cross. The fall rains had changed the course of the creek, stripping away over 30 feet of the bank.