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2 edition of great flood of 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky found in the catalog.

great flood of 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky

Willard Rouse Jillson

great flood of 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky

by Willard Rouse Jillson

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Published by The Standard printing company, incorporated in Louisville, Ky .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Louisville (Ky.)
    • Subjects:
    • Louisville (Ky.) -- Flood, 1937.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Willard Rouse Jillson; with leaves from a diary by E. A. Jonas. Fifty full page illustrations.
      ContributionsJonas, Edward Asher, 1865-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF459.L8 J6
      The Physical Object
      Pagination95, [1] p. incl. front., illus.
      Number of Pages95
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6388237M
      LC Control Number39015701
      OCLC/WorldCa3149508

      Louisville, Kentucky endured 19 inches of rain, 15 of them in just 12 days. On Janu the swollen Ohio River crested at feet above flood stage, marking the peak of what has been called the worst natural disaster in the city’s history: the Great Flood of Louisville, Kentucky's City Hall during the Flood, with floodwater, haphazardly parked cars, and a fire engine. City Hall was used as the center for all relief, rescue and rehabilitation efforts, as noted in Rick Bell's "The Great Flood of.

      Mar 2, - Explore ladytweetie's board "Louisville Ky Flood" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Louisville kentucky, Ohio river and My old kentucky home pins.   > WATCH dramatic scenes from the Great Flood of in a three-minute video narrated by legendary WCPO news anchor Al Schottelkotte in the .

      Seventy years ago, in January , the Ohio River flooded in biblical proportions. Like New Orleans after Katrina, two-thirds of the city of Louisville, Kentucky was under water. But "Like San Francisco's earthquake and Baltimore's fire, the flood of became a /5. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Great Flood Of Rising Waters, Soaring Spirits, Louisville, Kentucky by Rick Bell (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!5/5(2).


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Great flood of 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky by Willard Rouse Jillson Download PDF EPUB FB2

In January one of the largest floods in American history inundated the Ohio River Valley. Many cities and towns on the Ohio and its tributaries were affected. Louisville and Southern Indiana were among those most devastated. Torrential rain together with some sleet and freezing rain fell from January 9 to Janu raising the Ohio River to its highest.

Rick Bell is a native of the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky — one of the areas inundated during the Great Flood of He grew up hearing stories of the Flood and of the indomitable spirit of Louisville's citizens during that crisis.

He has spent years collecting the stories and photographs — many previously unpublished. Deepest Ohio River Flood on Record at Many Locations. The Ohio River Great Flood of January surpassed all prior floods during the previous years of modern occupancy of the Ohio River overall scope of the flood surpassed the major floods of andand geological evidence suggests the flood outdid any previous flood.

Seventy percent of Louisville was. Get this from a library. The great flood of in Louisville, Kentucky. [Willard Rouse Jillson; Edward A Jonas]. Great Flood of in Louisville, Kentucky [Jillson, Willard Rouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Great Flood of in Louisville, KentuckyAuthor: Willard Rouse Jillson. typhoid warning for Kentucky; all water must be boiled Louisville's Director of Welfare opens canteens to feed refugees two meals a day. Flood victims go to schools, churches, hotels, theaters, and private homes in the East End and in towns throughout Indiana and Kentucky.

river at ft. Jan 24 (Sun) unexpected storm brings heavy rain. The aptly-nicknamed River City and the rest of the nation were trying to emerge from the Great Depression when disaster struck in The Ohio River rose to 30 feet above flood stage.

History of Louisville's great flood of Aerial view of downtown Louisville during the flood. Tom Owen and English's Sarah Strickley join Mark Hebert on UofL Today to talk about the worst natural disaster in Louisville history, the flood. Rick Bell is a native of the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky -- one of the areas inundated during the Great Flood of He grew up hearing stories of the Flood and the indomitable spirit of Louisville's citizens during that crisis and has spent years collecting the stories and photographs -- many previously unpublished -- that /5(6).

Join Rick Bell on Jan. 31 as he celebrates the release of his new book The Great Flood of Bell will discuss the flood and provide an overview of the impact it had on Louisville. Images from the book will also be presented.

The flood submerged about 70% of the city and forcedresidents to evacuate. about 28 feet. Before Januaryflood stage was 55 feet. The flood crested at feet Over half of Frankfort, Louisville and ninety-five percent of Paducah were inundated.

Mass evacuations from those cities and others along the Ohio River occurred. The File Size: KB. Sarah Anne Strickley will be reading from Great, her novel-in-progress based on family narratives surrounding the Great Flood of at the Frasier Kentucky History Museum as part of the Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life series of events.

She will be joined by University of Louisville archivist and historian, Tom Owen, who will share his considerable knowledge of the flood. May 4, - Explore dmschaffner's board "The Great Flood, Louisville, Ky", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Louisville kentucky, Ohio river and Kentucky pins.

Images of Louisville during the flood (Photo from Pinterest provided) There were twelve people staying at the friend’s house, and a total of forty on the square street area. Great Flood Brewing's original brewery and taproom began as a desire to try something challenging and rewarding in our hometown.

We grew up in Louisville, attended UofL, and were hired into our first jobs in this city. While we have operated since we are still hard at work building the business we think Great Flood can become.

“Like San Francisco’s earthquake and Baltimore’s fire, the flood of became a Louisville benchmark; modern Louisville started with it.” So said Harper’s Weekly, and most historians agree.

Seventy years ago, in Januarythe Ohio River flooded in biblical proportions. "Like San Francisco's earthquake and Baltimore's fire, the flood of became a Louisville benchmark; modern Louisville started with it." So said Harper's Weekly, and most historians agree.

Seventy years ago, in Januarythe Ohio River flooded in biblical proportions. Like New Orleans after Katrina, two-thirds of the city of Louisville, Kentucky was under water.

St Clair Street Frankfort during Flood of courtesy CSM (R) Fred Schleifer. Originally from postcard included in a pocket in the back of a book - The Great Flood of in Louisville, Kentucky by Willard Rouse Jillson Standard Printing Company, File Size: 1MB.

The Great Flood of Stories Sink or Swim: The Library remembers The Great Flood of ‘37 with a panel discussion [Books] Seventy-five years ago the Ohio flooded our River City in Louisville’s worst natural disaster of the 20th century.

In Januarythe entire Ohio River Valley experienced unexpected and unprecedented rainfall and snow melt. Locations upriver of Louisville were hit Author: Wesley Sydnor. Home Kentucky Maps Louisville's Flood Area. Reference URL Add tags Comment Rate. To link to the entire object, paste this link in email, IM or document Louisville and the record Flood with maps and elevations.

Louisville's Flood Area. Previous: 1 of 2: Next: View Description. Side-by-Side View: Guest Book, School of Music.Kentucky by Heart: Unique book offers personal accounts of life in Ky. during Great Flood of Feb 25th, 0 Comment Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series.Get this from a library!

The great flood of rising waters, soaring spirits, Louisville, Kentucky. [Rick Bell; University of Louisville.

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