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    • 01. Rescue boat, 1914

    • Floods
    • A rowboat floats on the flooded streets of Jeffersonville. Two individuals sit in the bow of the boat. To the left of the picture are several homes. beyond is a picket fence that was no threat to the flood waters. Debris floats in the water.
    • 02. Lumber and debris, 1914

    • Floods
    • This 1914 slide shows the destruction brought by the 1914 flood. in the foreground are piles of debris. The river floats down the street and in the near distance can be seen one building damaged beyond repair and other damaged buildings.
    • 2. Pathway on Rose Island, 1980

    • Peninsulas
    • This photograph shows the remains of a stone pathway on Rose Island. At the end of a path there appears to be a stone structure, possibly a chimney for an outdoor grill or a support for one of the many picnic shelters that once dotted the island....
    • 229. Stauss Hotel Tornado Damage, 1890

    • Disasters; Education; Hotels; Tornadoes
    • An image showing the damage to the Stauss Hotel of Jeffersonville, Indiana, after being hit by a tornado on March 27, 1890. The scene depicts in the front left, a covered van with two horses, a horse wagon marked with the words "Express" being...
    • 351. High water mark, 1913 flood

    • Disasters; Floods
    • The high water mark to the west of Jeffersonville. The homes are built high above the Ohio River - but on April 1, 1913, the River came even with their front doors. In the picture can be seen clearly, three homes. On the front stoop of the home to...
    • 415.  Howard Mansion,  1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • The Howard family home at 1101 E. Market Street in Port Fulton, Indiana (now Jeffersonville) is shown during the 1937 flood. This image shows how the water has risen above the wall around the mansion, flooded the park and is half way up the first...
    • 420. Court Avenue, January 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • Court Avenue in January of 1937 is depicted in this image. On the left side, the corner of a building has debris held against its walls by the water, Moving to the right, the telephone poles and trees rise up out of the water and the two wooden...
    • 447. 509 Spring Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Masonic buildings; Education
    • This view of the 500 block of Spring Street shows the buildings as the flood waters were receding. The Masonic Temple at 509 Spring Street clearly shows the water line. It was the first downtown building cleaned after the flood and became the...
    • 448. Receeding waters, Spring Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Commercial Streets; Education
    • Spring Street appears in this February 1937 image. Buildings one either side show holes where windows and doors used to be closed in, torn awnings, debris held fast against walls by receding waters and a house floating off its moorings in the...
    • 449. Court and Fulton Streets, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • The two slides show images of the same house, the first during the flood in January 1937 and the second, a few weeks later in February 1937. The purpose was to show how much damage occurred six blocks north of the river.
    • 451. Pearl Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • Water is still standing on Pearl Street, and in the water floats buildings pulled of their foundations, a shutter is caught in the remains of a tree on the left side, with more building debris just beyond it. The telephone poles that line the...
    • 452. Anderson Foundry, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • Located at 425-427 Watt Street in Jeffersonville, the Foundry is shown surrounded by flood waters. There is remarkable little debris showing. in this picture of wooden buildings with open doors. One small building might be off of its foundations...
    • 454. Flood Pass, February 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education; Martial law; Disaster Relief
    • Pictured is one of the few unrestricted passes given in the early days following the flood. The flooded area came under Martial Law and if an individual were found in the area with a pass, he or she could be either shot or jailed. Charles Kidder...
    • 455. 625 E. Market Street

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • The first slide picture was probably taken in the spring or summer of 1937, based on the flowers on the porch and steps, the trees and full bushes. It shows a middle class home of one ground floor with front and side porches, windows and enough...
    • 457. Aftermath, February 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Education
    • A residential street near downtown shows five shotgun style homes tossed as if they are Lincoln logs. All are off of their foundations, one completely on its side, another tilted. Various pieces of debris are on the ground around the homes.

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