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    • 155. Tunnel Mill

    • Mills; Water Mills; Sawmills
    • A picture of the Tunnel Mill works in Charlestown. Built in 1814, the building stands at least three stories tall. The bottom levels were built of stone and the upper of wood. There are windows on each side, providing for ventilation. The building...
    • 02. Lumber and debris, 1914

    • Floods
    • This 1914 slide shows the destruction brought by the 1914 flood. in the foreground are piles of debris. The river floats down the street and in the near distance can be seen one building damaged beyond repair and other damaged buildings.
    • 01. Rescue boat, 1914

    • Floods
    • A rowboat floats on the flooded streets of Jeffersonville. Two individuals sit in the bow of the boat. To the left of the picture are several homes. beyond is a picket fence that was no threat to the flood waters. Debris floats in the water.
    • 434. Jeffersonville High School, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Schools; Education
    • The flood waters have crested and the entire first floor of the old Jeffersonville High School is completely covered. The red-brick building is four stories tall in the center section and three stories in the wings. This photograph was taken on...
    • 559. 1939 Rose Island Ticket Office

    • Floods; Disasters; Amusement Parks
    • This 1939 image taken by photographers affiliated with the Courier Journal, shows the destrction the flood brought to the inside of structures. A wooden chest, metal cash drawer, and account ledger lay surrounded by paper and other office debris.
    • 453. Wall Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education; Churches
    • Wall street is shown as the waters recede. A bench and barrel are at the front of the picture, tossed in the center of the street by the waters. One either side of the street, buildings stand, isolated by the remaining water and creating a desolate...
    • 532. Private dining at Rose Island

    • Amusement Parks; Eating & drinking facilities; Entertainment
    • A photograph depicting well-to-do persons enjoying the private dining room facilities at Rose Island. The well dressed group of people are shown sitting at several small (2-to 4 chairs) tables and one longer table for a party of 10 or 12. Along...
    • 553. Ohio River Fishing

    • Amusement parks; Fishing; Recreation; Fish
    • Rose Island hired men to fish and keep the resort supplied with fresh fish for meals. One of the fishermen shows off a single day's catch in 1930 of 18 fish for the Rose Island photographer.
    • 441. Municipal Bridge Gate House, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Bridges; Education
    • The Municipal Bridge was closed due to the flood waters. Depicted in this image is the Gate House (Toll booths) on the Indiana side. The picture was taken from the bridge, looking north. Visible behind the tollbooth's are the buildings of the...
    • 442. The Lighthouse Roadhouse, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Restaurants; Education
    • This image shows the roadhouse with it's neon sign in the shape of a lighthouse, attached to the central lighthouse tower of the building. The One story building spreads out on either side of the central entrance at the base of the lighthouse...
    • 445. No. 1, Aerial View, January 27, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Aerial photographs; Education
    • The first of three aerial photographs taken showing clark County, Indiana in the 1937 flood. This one shows the eastern part of the city flooded, with just a little dry land showing in the upper right had side of the picture.
    • 446. Aerial view of the Colgate Factory

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Aerial photographs; Education
    • This aerial photograph focuses in on the Colgate plant and the homes surrounding it. There are many roofs of houses and cars visible. The Colgate Clock shows the time as twenty til four. The struts of the plane are clearly defined in this picture...
    • 447. 509 Spring Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Masonic buildings; Education
    • This view of the 500 block of Spring Street shows the buildings as the flood waters were receding. The Masonic Temple at 509 Spring Street clearly shows the water line. It was the first downtown building cleaned after the flood and became the...
    • 448. Receeding waters, Spring Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Commercial Streets; Education
    • Spring Street appears in this February 1937 image. Buildings one either side show holes where windows and doors used to be closed in, torn awnings, debris held fast against walls by receding waters and a house floating off its moorings in the...

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