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Flood Levels from the Various Maysville Floods
Year Flood Level
1884 66.9 ft.
1913 67.8 ft.
1937 75.4 ft.

Earlier Maysville flood information is here.

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from a Facebook post by Mark A. Hopkins.

1937 Flood Scenes. That's not a stranded train. That's a bunch of cars full of coal, intentionally placed, trying to hold the track down and keep it from washing away.

 

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East Second. Notice the top of a car
roof in the center of the image
The flood and its aftermath
Two remarkable images from Facebook posts by Kelley Farris

 

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3rd St. Looking East
from a Kelley Farris Facebook post
Train Station in 1937 Second Street

 

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Both from Facebook posts by DeeDee Robbins Boyington

 

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  Maysville, 1937 Second Street South on Sutton

 

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Believed to be the 1937 Flood

 

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Porter Funeral Home
 in the 1937 Flood
1937 Flood in Maysville, on Second
and Market, looking west.  The clock
 on the right is Traxel's Jewelers.
Maysville in
 the 1937 Flood

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Martial Law declared during 1937 Flood, details here.

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“I knew the situation was bad, but I didn't realize it was that bad,” [Kentucky Governor Happy] Chandler said after viewing the ruins of homes which formerly housed 1,500 Maysville families.”  Cincinnati Enquirer, February 5, 1937

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The 1937 Flood reached “was in the Old Dutch Inn on 4th Street. There are some high water markers left around on buildings. It covered Third Street in some places, but not all. The high water mark was three feet under the current flood wall.” Harris Walker, posting on Facebook

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High School in 1937
from a Facebook post by Kelley Faris
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How much greater was the '37 flood than its predecessors? Lots

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