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Point Pleasant During 1937 Flood photographs
Description: Four photographs taken in January 1937 depict the town of Point Pleasant, Ohio, particularly the area surrounding the birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), Civil War general and the eighteenth president of the United States. The first image shows the cabin marking Grant's birthplace nearly submerged by flood waters on January 26, 1937. The next three photographs were taken two days later on January 28, 1937. They depict the house and surrounding area. The final image shows the Grant Memorial Bridge, almost fully covered by water. The photographs measure 5" by 7" (12.7 by 17.8 cm). Along the Ohio River, from Gallipolis to the Ohio-Indiana border, January 1937 was a terrible month. New high-water marks were set at every town. Portsmouth and Cincinnati were particularly affected. In the Queen City, waters rose to nearly 80 feet, a new record. Flooding extended beyond Ohio too, impacting the lives of more than a million people and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Dayton and the Miami Valley were spared, however, as flood control efforts in the region protected it from harm. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3222_3832033_001
Subjects: Presidents and Politics; Transportation; Climate and Weather; Architecture; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Presidents; Floods; Houses; Bridges
Places: Point Pleasant (Ohio); Clermont County (Ohio)