Olentangy River at flood stage   Save
Olentangy River at flood stage
Description: Photograph of the Olentangy River at flood stage, taken at Dodridge Street in Clintonville, March 1913. In late March 1913, an unusually heavy rainstorm moved into Ohio. It rained steadily for five days and water levels all over Ohio rose rapidly. By the third day of the downpour, levees were overtopped and many towns, including Columbus, suffered disastrous flooding. This image was included in a "Memory Book" compiled by Mrs. H. V. Cottrell, historian for the Clinton League (sometimes called the Clinton Welfare League) from 1938-1943. The book shows the development of the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, and records the history of the League. The Clinton League was a women's group founded in 1912 to promote child welfare and later general welfare in Columbus, but which was based in and primarily focused on the area of Clintonville. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P285_MB1_120
Subjects: Clintonville (Ohio); Clinton League; Women--Charities; Columbus (Ohio)--History; Floods--Ohio--Columbus;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)