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The great Ohio River flood of 1937

James E. Casto

The great Ohio River flood of 1937

by James E. Casto

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Published by Arcadia Pub. in Charleston, SC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Floods -- Ohio River -- Pictorial works

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames E. Casto.
    GenrePictorial works
    SeriesImages of America, Images of America
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF519 .C376 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination127 p. :
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23613837M
    ISBN 100738568589
    ISBN 109780738568584
    LC Control Number2008936275

    In the early days of , the Ohio River, swollen by heavy winter rains, began rising. And rising. And rising. By the time the waters crested, the Ohio and Mississippi had climbed to record heights. Nearly four hundred people had died, while a million more had run from their homes. The deluge caused more than half a billion dollars of damage at a time when the Great Depression . Adding to the misery was the fact that the disaster came during the depths of the Depression, when many families were already struggling. Images of America: The Great Ohio River Flood of brings together vintage images that offer readers a look at one of the darkest chapters in the region's : Arcadia Publishing Inc.

    A cold, rainy January in set the stage for one of the worst floods—if not the worst—in Arkansas. Corrective action undertaken during the preceding ten years kept Mississippi River levees along Arkansas’s border from breaking, however, thereby preventing a repeat of the Flood of Nevertheless, eleven Arkansas waterways overflowed, inundating or otherwise . James E. Casto is the author of The Great Ohio River Flood of ( avg rating, 28 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), The Chesapeake and Ohio Rail /5.

      In , A Great Flood Swept Through West Virginia And Changed The Ohio Valley Forever. Many cities that sit along the banks of the Ohio River, such as Huntington and Point Pleasant, have expansive flood walls. It may seem incomprehensible to some folks that the Ohio could flood so high that walls that high would even be necessary. The Great Ohio River Flood of | From the time settlers first pushed into the Ohio Valley, floods were an accepted fact of life. After each flood, people shoveled the mud from their doors and set about rebuilding their : Arcadia Publishing (SC).


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The great Ohio River flood of 1937 by James E. Casto Download PDF EPUB FB2

An interesting book on the and Ohio River floods with some earlier flood photographs in the first chapter. Like many of these books on a single theme, the repetitiveness can get a /5. 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. The Great Ohio River Flood of by James Casto was published by Arcadia Publishing and is available at local retail stores, online bookstores or through the publisher at or by calling () Cost is $ The book becomes available on Feb.

/5(11). The book is full of great photos from many of the flood ravaged towns along the Ohio River. The book is a fast read, as it is composed mostly of photographs and captions. There is virtually no text except for those captions/5.

The Flood of stretched across the length of the river from Pennsylvania to Illinois. In Louisville, the river reached feet. A total of people died and damage was estimated at $ The flood remains the flood of record for many locations along the Ohio River, leaving an estimated dead and nearly 1 Million homeless.

The entire river was in flood, with record flooding from Point Pleasant, WV down to the Ohio's confluence with the Mississippi at Cairo, IL.

"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. Angry waters --The flood --Pennsylvania --West Virginia --Ohio --Kentucky --Indiana --Illinois --Taming the river. Series Title: Images of America. From the time settlers first pushed into the Ohio Valley, floods were an accepted fact of life.

After each flood, people shoveled the mud from their doors and set about rebuilding their towns. Inthe Ohio River washed away 2, homes. Inan even worse flood swept down the river. People labeled it the "granddaddy" of all floods. Adding to the misery was the fact that the disaster came during the depths of the Depression, when many families were already struggling.

Images of America: The Great Ohio River Flood of brings together vintage images that offer readers a look at one of the darkest chapters in the region's history.

Adding to the misery was the fact that the disaster came during the depths of the Depression, when many families were already struggling. Images of America: The Great Ohio River Flood of brings together vintage images that offer readers a look at one of the darkest chapters in the region's : Arcadia Publishing SC.

The Ohio River flood of took place in late January and February With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million people were left homeless, with dead and. The Great Ohio, Mississippi River Valley Flood of Coast Guardsman transports radio reporters detailing the flood’s devastation.

U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Christopher Havern, Coast Guard Historian’s Office. A period of heavy rainfall and melting snow this spring saw the Ohio and Mississippi rivers exceed record flood Size: KB. 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.

From the time settlers first pushed into the Ohio Valley, floods were an accepted fact of life. After each flood, people shoveled the mud from their doors and set about rebuilding their towns. Inthe Ohio River washed away 2, homes. Inan even worse flood swept down the : James E.

Casto. In a January, News and Tribune story by David Mann, Rick Bell, author of “The Great Flood of Rising Waters, Soaring Spirits” noted people region-wide were killed as a result of.

The great Ohio River flood of [Lisa P Rickey] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat.

Find items in libraries near you. The Great Flood of Collections Essay T his January marks the seventieth anniversary of the worst natural di-saster in the history of the Ohio Valley. Heavy rains in early led to extensive flooding along the Ohio River and numerous tributaries.

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The Great Flood of occurred between March 23 and Ma after major rivers in the central and eastern United States flooded from runoff and several days of heavy rain.

Related deaths and damage in the United States were widespread and extensive. While the exact number is not certain, flood-related deaths in Ohio, Indiana, and eleven other states are estimated at Location: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut.

79 years ago the flood crests at feet. This month marks the 79th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in the history of Cincinnati and the entirety of .January was the wettest month Ohio had ever recorded, with twelve inches of rainfall between the 13th and the 25th.

These records have never been beaten. The highest level of the river recorded during this time was meters, which was recorded at Gallipoplis, and a total of ten per cent of the city was completely submerged in water.- Explore helenluinpa's board ", Jan. - Great Ohio River Flood", followed by people on Pinterest.

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