earlier gallatin floods

Warsaw, KY  Warsaw, KY 
1907 Flood.  Picture taken by F. M. Neal
 at the livery stable, looking east on
Locust Street, up the river.
Flood of 1907, Looking Up Locust
Street from the Lindell Hotel
 from the Clore Printing Works, Warsaw, KY 
(Locust street is between High Street and the River)

 

Warsaw, KY 

This view of the 1907 flood was taken in the street in front of the Lindell Hotel (on the right, out of the shot), looking toward Indiana.  In the foreground on the left is Jacob Gardt's saloon, and beyond it is the Eagle Hotel, from which the wharf boat stage is extended to the barge.  Town Marshall is standing on the stage.  Souvenir postals of this and other flood pictures for sale at Clore's Drug Store, Warsaw.  Photographs were taken by F. M. Neal.

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The 1907 Warsaw Independent ran a couple of nice stories that detailed the damage done by the 1907 flood.  The January 26, 1907 is here, and the other from February 2, 1907, is here.

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Warsaw, KY  Warsaw, KY 
The Eagle Hotel/Marshall House
 after flood. Likely 1907, but
possibly 1883 or 1884, or even 1913.
1913 Flood, at the ferry landing
(Gardt's Saloon on the near left)

 

Warsaw, KY 

We think this is one of the most remarkable images on this web site.
Details.
(This is a larger than usual image)

 

Warsaw, KY  Warsaw, KY 
Hobb's Building, 1913
more about this image, here.
Hobb's Building, 1913
This is a 2 story building!

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The steamer General Pike made a number of relief runs up and down the Ohio during the 1884 flood, accompanied by a reporter from the Cincinnati Enquirer.  People were generally very pleased to see them arrive.  And then they came to Warsaw, where the Civil War was still being fought.  Story's here.

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Howard's mill destroyed in 1884, here.

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"Warsaw, February 22 - The river reached its highest point this morning, completely covering the lowest portion of the town.  One saw-mill, one flouring mill and warehouse, two tobacco houses, two groceries, a restaurant, a hotel and about twenty dwellings have been vacated.  Several frame houses have been moved from their foundations, and one completely overturned.  Nearly all of the roads leading to town are impassable, and two of the best bridges in the county have been destroyed, entailing a loss of $4,000."  from the Cincinnati Enquirer, February 23, 1882.  Unfortunately, the 1883 and 1884 floods would be much worse.

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