June 2010

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1937 Flood Deluges Ohio River

Towns And Communities

These photos are courtesy of James F. Woolums, 5951 Hidden Dale, San Antonio, TX 78250; Woolums@satx.rr.com

A view from Seventh and Scott Streets in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, in January 1937. Drs. Joe and Ed Northcutt's offices were located on the second level of the building at the far right of the photo.

The incinerator in Covington, Kentucky, was almost completely filled by flood water in January 1937.

A devastating flood swept through the city of Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, in January 1937. The Ohio River crested at 28 feet above the flood stage of 52 feet. Up to that date, this was the most destructive flood that had inundated the city. This is a view of Madison Avenue completely submerged by flood water.

A view of the side entrance from possibly Denver Street to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Covington, Kentucky, during the flood of 1937.


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