Mahoning River During 1913 Flood Photograph   Save
Description: This 8"" x 10"" (20.32 by 25.40 cm) photograph depicts the 1913 flood of the Mahoning River. This image shows the Youngstown Sheet & Tube mill, including railroad cars and mill buildings surrounded by flood waters. In late March 1913, an unusually heavy rainstorm moved into Ohio. It rained steadily for five days and the streams all over Ohio rose rapidly. By the third day of the downpour, levees were overtopped and many towns suffered disastrous flooding. Great fires that raged unchecked added to the destruction and the loss of life. When the flood waters receded, tons of mud and debris covered the streets, homes, businesses and factories. The death toll stood at 361. Property damages were well over $100,000,000 and 65,000 were forced to temporarily leave their homes. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1621_1867206_002
Subjects: Business and Labor; Climate and Weather; Floods; Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company; Mahoning River (Ohio and Pa.)
Places: Youngstown (Ohio); Mahoning County (Ohio)