Covington floods
 . . . and a few earlier.

 

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Flood of 1847

 

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Covington from the Suspension
Bridge in the 1884 Flood
Covington looking at the
Suspension Bridge 1884 Flood

Second and Greenup, 1884

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In 1884, there were 350 houses underwater in Covington. 

More on the 1884 flood in Covington, here and here.

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Here's the Cincinnati end of the Suspension Bridge in the 1884 Flood

 

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All three of these are from Covington, toward Newport, in 1884.  Treat them as one long, panoramic view.  You can pick out Newport Barracks, and a glimpse of the older Licking River Bridge (extreme right).  Our guess is they're taken from atop Booth Hospital.

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A very few words on the flood in 1901.

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January, 1907

Views of 3rd Street, Covington, 1907

 

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Droege's Rolling Mill in
the 1907 Flood

13th Street in the Flood,
1907

 

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East from the C&O Bridge, Front Street, Covington Riverfront

These three are 1907? 1913? 1937?

 

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The Licking River Bridge
at 11th Street, 1913

Pattison Brothers Kentucky
 Bourbon Distillery Co,
March 23, 1913
Ohio River at 69 feet, 6 inches

Looking North, 1913

 

1913 Flood

1913 Flood, Covington

 

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Lewisburg in the 1913 Flood 
Writing on the Card says
“Lewisburg from Lexington Pike”

Austinburg in the 1913 Flood
 looking East from Edward Street

 

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High Water in 1913

April 4, 1913

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 "What on earth does all these calamities mean anyway.  Floods, winds and hailstorms, Earthquakes, Titanic Disaster, wars in both countries, tidal waves, perilous and hard times everywhere?  Well, please read the 24th chapter of Matthew and Mark, 13th Ch.  And Luke 21t Ch.  And James, 5th Ch. And the third Ch of 2 Tim. And many other passages and you will see that it is all to remind us that the coming of the Lord is very near at hand, this generation if you please, sure!"Message from the back of a flood postcard, dated 1913, to Mrs. Stella Kraus, 1026 Everett Avenue, Louisville, Ky.


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Fourth Street Bridge Between Covington and Newport, 1913
 (Although, we've also seen card on right dated as from the 1907 flood)

 

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Fourth Street Bridge Between
Covington and Newport, 1913

View from the 11th Street
 Bridge, Covington, 1913 Flood

Covington, 1913 Flood

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