not

 

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Main Street, Augusta
(We've seen this credited as
both the 1907 and the 1913 Flood)

1907 Flood in Augusta

 

 

1937 Flood in Augusta, Kentucky

Postmarked on April 18, 1907, this one says: “One of our flood pictures taken as the water was still rising.  When it went down, this porch was washed away and the house dreadfully damaged.  Sixteen logs were in the yard, one in the dining room and one in the kitchen.  William Duncan is grand.  Lots of love, '57' ”

 

Augusta Flood

Unknown year, with the Bradford Hotel

 

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We're assuming this is 1913.

This is 1913 on Main Looking
toward Front in Augusta.

L. M. Brothers, Livery
Stable and Undertaking, 1913

 

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US Bank Building, 1913 West Fourth Street, 1913
both from Facebook posts of the Augusta Kentucky Historic District

 

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April 1, 1913 in Augusta

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“Gabler, the photographer, has taken quite a number of views of the flood.  They are good pictures and are much sought by the people. These pictures are fine works of art and all should get one to remember the great and destructive flood of 1883, when two-thirds of Augusta was inundated.” from the Bracken Bulletin, February 10, 1883.

If you should happen to have any of these, we'd love to get scans.  Contact us here.

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A San Francisco paper covers the 1884 Ohio River floods, here. An account of one horrific incident from the 1884 flood is here.

The 1883, the Augusta Bulletin ran this story on the flood in Augusta

In 1883, the Enquirer ran this story about the flood in Augusta.

In 1884, the Enquirer ran this story about the flood in Augusta. And this one.

The 1913 Flood was over the railroad in Augusta. ( In 1937, parts of Fourth Street were covered.)

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Main and Third, 1878 Flood
That's W. J. Rankin's Store on the left
On right, the smoke stack is the flour mill

Main Street
Flour Mill on the right

West of City Park,
April 1, 1913

 

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1937 Flood in Augusta, Kentucky

Augusta Flood '33 Flood

Upper Street, March 23, 1933,

Augusta School, March 23, 1933

1933

1933, Last Train Out, before
the flood rose higher
These two images Courtesy of the Bracken County Historical Society both from Facebook posts of the Augusta Kentucky Historic District

 

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N. Upper Street, Augusta, March 25, 1936 Augusta, date illegible

 

 

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Hotel That's Kroger's on the left Taylor's Auto's, Chrysler, Plymouth
    Augusta, April 24, 1940   
 

 

1941 Flood

Augusta, April 24, 1940

 

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These are from the 1945 flood.  While it was the fourth worst flood in Northern Kentucky History (69.2 feet; behind 1937, 1913, and 1884)  it gets virtually no recognition as such. We assume most people who had a memory of it also remembered 1937, and dismissed 1945 and every other flood they ever saw again as a minor one, since they had seen '37.  For which we will not blame them.

   

1937 Flood in Augusta, Kentucky

The Steamer St. Lawrence
beached, below Augusta
More on the St. Lawrence is here.

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For more information on the various Northern Kentucky Floods, see the NKY Views Rivers pages, here.

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