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Hocking River flood photograph
Description: This photograph shows a view of residences in Logan, Ohio, during a severe flood in March 1907. More than 4 inches of rain had fallen across the southern third of Ohio during March 12-14, 1907, with the heaviest rain, 5 to 6 inches, in a band from Cincinnati eastward to Athens and Noble County. All rivers flowing southward into the Ohio River reached flood stage during March 14-17, 1907. The Hocking River swept over its banks, causing death and destruction on its way to the Ohio. Logan, Ohio, was one of the communities in its path. The houses in this photograph resemble little islands surrounded by water. The March 14 issue of the Logan Hocking County "Democrat-Sentinel" reported: "The water on the paved street of Gallagher avenue would swim a horse.... Men worked in the water to their arm-pits, rescuing the people from their homes." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05942
Subjects: Floods--Ohio; Natural disasters; Logan (Ohio); Hocking County (Ohio)
Places: Logan (Ohio); Hocking County (Ohio)