In October 1962, 15 inches of rain fell in three days and Strawberry Creek was flooded, sweeping away all the plants along its banks. The Japanese Pool was completely destroyed and the lanterns and many of the 150 boulders involved in the pool’s construction were carried down downstream in the raging torrent. Thanks to the hard work of staff and workstudy students, much of the damage was repaired and the pool was restored. Only one of the lamps, however, was ever recovered, and it stands alone by the pool to this day.

 

 

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