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Flood Levels from the Various Maysville Floods
Year Flood Level
1884 66.9 ft.
1913 67.8 ft.
1937 75.4 ft.

Earlier Maysville flood information is here.

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1937 Flood Aerial

January 26, 1937

 

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Simon Kenton Bridge Tollgate, 1937

 

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from a Facebook post by Mark A. Hopkins.

  From a Facebook post by John Brodt
1937 Flood Scenes. That's not a stranded train. That's a bunch of cars full of coal, intentionally placed, trying to hold the track down to keep it from washing away.

 

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East Second. Notice the top of a car
roof in the center of the image
The flood and its aftermath
Two remarkable images from Facebook posts by Kelley Farris

 

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3rd St. Looking East
from a Kelley Farris Facebook post
On Second Street Second Street

 

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Both from Facebook posts by DeeDee Robbins Boyington


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Maysville, 1937 Second Street South on Sutton

 

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Believed to be the 1937 Flood

 

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Porter Funeral Home in the 1937 Flood 1937 Flood in Maysville, on Second and Market,
looking west.  The clock on the right is Traxel's Jewelers.
Maysville in the 1937 Flood

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Martial Law declared during 1937 Flood, details here.

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“I knew the situation was bad, but I didn't realize it was that bad,” [Kentucky Governor Happy] Chandler said after viewing the ruins of homes which formerly housed 1,500 Maysville families.”  Cincinnati Enquirer, February 5, 1937

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The highest level the 1937 Flood reached “was in the Old Dutch Inn on 4th Street. There are some high water markers left around on buildings. It covered Third Street in some places, but not all. The high water mark was three feet under the current flood wall.” Harris Walker, posting on Facebook

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Thought to be the 1937 flood
The Hollywood Theater was across from the Opera House, and was earlier known as the Pasttime. It closed c. 1942.

 

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Vance's was at 2nd and Court.
From a Facebook post by Thom Anderson
 

 

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  C & O Depot Second Street Looking North
  From a Facebook post by Janie McDonald Herzog

Bread arrives via an air drop in 1937.

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Market Street Porter's Funeral Home Second Street  
From a Facebook post by John Brodt  

 

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  Vance's Security Bank Flood Scene
  From a Facebook post by John Brodt

 

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High School in 1937
from a Facebook post by Kelley Faris
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How much greater was the '37 flood than its predecessors? Lots

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