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Evansville, Indiana, USA - 1937 - FLOOD WALL INSUFFICIENT

EVANSVILLE, Ind., Monday, Jan. 25 - (UP) - Ohio river flood waters swept over the 51-foot flood wall at Evansville today and began creeping toward the business district.

The river was at its highest peak in Evansville history. Forecasters said it would go up at least two more feet.

Residents who for days as flood waters rose menacingly had believed themselves safe behind the giant barricade, prepared to evacuate.

Nevada State Journal, Reno NV 25 Jan 1937

Guardsmen Order 100,000 People Out.

Evacuation of Evansville, a city of 100,000 population, was ordered by national guard headquarters at Indianapolis.

Evening State Journal, Lincoln, NE 25 Jan 1937

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