|Aerial of Milton in the 1913 Flood
(note distillery in the upper right)
|Aerial of the 1913 Flood in Milton|
|Aerial view of Milton
in the 1913 Flood
|A Barge of Hay Cruises
through Milton, 1913
|J. Inglis Drug Store,
Milton, 1913 Flood
|These images are from the Collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County|
1927 - not a typo!
|Unloading a barge full of cars
to the Milton shore, 1937 Flood
|Hill Highway, Milton, 1937||Milton in the 1937 Flood|
|1937 Flood Scenes, Milton|
Milton, the 1937 Flood
How much greater was the '37 flood than its predecessors? Lots.
“Milton, Ky., opposite this place, is entirely
covered by water. Several buildings floated off this morning,
The above is an excerpt from an Indiana paper. Read more of their article on the 1883 flood here.
|“Madison, Ind., - The river is rising
one and one-half inches per hour. Milton, Ky., opposite
completely submerged, not a house is exempt from the overflow. Large cables are being used to anchor
the buildings. The water is to the second floor of many dwellings.” Cloverport, Kentucky's Breckinridge News, Feb. 28, 1883
|In 1884 Milton had about 350 people in about 70 families, none of whom
escaped the wreck and ruin of the 1884 flood. A little more is here, and here.
Milton citizen's plea for help in 1884 is here.