YESTERYEAR: The Flood of 1937

first_imgYESTERYEAR: The Flood of 1937The Ohio River has caused numerous episodes of flooding throughout Evansville’s long history, and the “Great Flood” of 1937 still holds the record for high water in the city, cresting at 53.7 feet on February 1. Damage was so severe and widespread that martial law was declared to assist in relief operations, as thousands of families fled their homes. This is a view of Main Street, looking north towards Eighth Street. The Imperial Hotel stands on the left, and the sole vehicle is an Indiana National Guard truck slogging its way down the abandoned street.FOOTNOTE: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at are asking our readers to “like page” on Facebook and encourage friends and family to do so, as well?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that “Keep Evansville Beautiful” should take a more active role in keeping political signs off the public right a way?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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