1937 flood

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Aerial View of the
1937 Flood

Another Aerial of
Covington, 1937

 

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15th & Wheeler in Covington

Believed to be at 3rd
and Philadelphia

 

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West Covington, looking East 1937  

 

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The Foot of Madison
 Avenue
Pike Street,
south of Main
Scott Street, between
4th and 5th Streets

 

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Seventh & Scott At the entrance to the
Suspension Bridge
Roughly from Madison
Avenue looking north

 

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Definitely Covington, likely 1937

 

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Looking south from the
Suspension Bridge
Foot of Garrard Street Looking East on 3rd,
from Madison
Madison, looking
north from Fifth

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Madison, looking
north from 3rd
Maryland, looking
north, from St. E

East End
Residences, 1937

Covington in
the 1937 Flood

 

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Aerial view of Covington, 1937

Looking northeast over Austinburg. 
This picture is 7 days before the
crest of the flood, i.e. it's coming up
7 more feet.

 

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Somewhere in
Covington, 1937
Yes, the Suspension Bridge was the
only bridge open between Cairo
 and Pittsburg.  No, it wasn't effortless.

 

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Covington end of the Suspension Bridge,1937

  

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 Suspension Bridge, 1937

 Suspension Bridge, 1937

Troops Marching
to Suspension Bridge

 

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The extent of the 1937 Flood waters in Kenton County.

  

 

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"Covington, Kentucky, on the
Ohio opposite Cincinnati, under
fifteen feet of water - over
one-third its area" 1937

"West Covington, Kentucky,
across the Ohio from
Cincinnati, under 15
feet of water."
1937

 

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Pontoon Bridge at 5th & Scott

6th and Main, 1937

Twelfth Street Bridge, 1937

 

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7th & Scott, 1937

7th & Scott, 1937

On the left of this pic is the
Dixie Sign Company, at 117
Park Place in Covington

Depenbrock's Grocery
 at 640 Scott

 

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from St. Benedict's on
17th Street, 1937
St. Elizabeth in the
1937 Flood

 

 

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This is a steam shovel, brought in to provide steam to St. Elizabeth,
since the boilers in St. E's basement were flooded, and inoperable.

 

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How much greater was the '37 flood than its predecessors?  Lots.

 

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Ground breaking for the
Covington floodwall
An AP wire photo from
March 10, 1967. The water's
covering Riverside Drive.

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