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1913 Flood, Franklin, Ohio

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1913 Flood

Looking north over Commons north end of Franklin Wednesday morning. Water had receded 2 feet
Looking west on Lake St. day after the flood. Water had receded 4 ft.
Looking north on River street from corner 2nd and River. Taken on Wednesday. Water had receded 2 ft.
Looking west across the river between 3rd and 2nd on River
Street. Wednesday morning water had fallen 1 and 1/2 feet.
Looking across river from corner of third and front Wednesday
morning. Water had fallen 1 foot
Contributed by Samuel W. Harris on 6 Feb 2005. The discriptions are taken from the negative envelopes.

Clean-up After the flood

Two photos with writing in windows calling for volunteers for cleanup of the 1913 flood in Franklin, Ohio.
Contributed by Samuel W. Harris on 1 Feb 2005


sign in window says
"Help Help
Every man in Franklin will report at the City Hall
at 7 o'clock Monday a.m.
bring Wheelbarrows
Hoes Shovels Rakes
to help clean up the city
order of
Relief Committe."


can't complely make out exact words on the signs in the two windows but it is asking farmers to bring teams, scoops, shovels and wagons to help clean up the city
- Request of the Citizens Relief Comm.
Two photos showing clean-up activity following the 1913 flood. Contributed by Samuel W. Harris on 3 Feb 2005

Students cleaning up at school

Street cleanup on Park Ave


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