Zanesville during 1913 flood photograph   Save
Zanesville during 1913 flood photograph
Description: This is a photograph showing North 4th Street and the Masonic Temple in Zanesville, Ohio, following the flood of 1913. Also seen in the photograph are the Bailey Drug Company, Bell's Restaurant, Herron Drugs, and the Fergus Electric Company. In late March 1913, an unusually heavy rainstorm moved into Ohio. It rained steadily for five days and the water levels rose rapidly. By the third day of the downpour, levees were overtopped and many towns suffered disastrous flooding. When the flood waters receded, tons of mud and debris covered the streets, homes, businesses and factories of towns like Zanesville, where the Muskingum River had crested 27 feet above flood stage and water was 20 feet deep at several downtown intersections. The death toll for the disaster stood at 361, and property damages were well over $100,000,000 and 65,000 were forced to temporarily leave their homes. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P28_B05_F05_1
Subjects: Climate and Weather; Floods--Ohio; Natural disasters; Zanesville (Ohio)
Places: Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio)