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Story of the Great Flood and Cyclone Disasters, Aerica's Greatest Calamity; A Complete and Authentic Account of the Awful Flood of 1913 in the Rich and Fertile Valleys of Ohio and Indiana the Omaha Tornado (Paperback) Loot Price: R443 Discovery Miles 4 430
Story of the Great Flood and Cyclone Disasters, Aerica's Greatest Calamity; A Complete and Authentic Account of the Awful...
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Story of the Great Flood and Cyclone Disasters, Aerica's Greatest Calamity; A Complete and Authentic Account of the Awful Flood of 1913 in the Rich and Fertile Valleys of Ohio and Indiana the Omaha Tornado (Paperback)

Thomas Herbert Russell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...There was a hotel full of people without any conveniences whatever--back to the primitive--and yet there was never a murmur of discontent--the sights and sounds across the river so dwarfed our petty inconveniences that we forgot them--considered ourselves lucky to be alive. We at least had a roof and good food, even though there was five feet of water in the basement. One bright spot in the gloom of Columbus was the action of the Chicago Association of Commerce. Even before the Columbus council had met to appropriate money, before the legislature had voted a penny, there came the magnificent offer of the Association of Commerce with its $100,000 fund for the relief of the suffering. CHAPTER XI THE FLOOD AT PIQUA The rising waters at Piqua, Ohio, situated on the Miami north of Dayton, were at first believed to have engulfed many victims, the early reports stating' that the death list would reach at least 200. But scores of sensational rescues from what seemed certain death in the raging flood torrents served to limit the fatality list, which was finally placed at twenty or thereabouts. Many houses were wrecked and for several days the homeless suffered severely. Relief measures were promptly taken by the city authorities. The property loss was great, as most of the manufacturing plants were destroyed. A company of the National Guard assisted in maintaining order in Piqua and caring for the destitute. Two hundred and fifty houses were found in ruins / and at least 2,500 persons homeless. The residence district, known as East Piqua, was devastated. Many living there trusted to the high levee, which was believed unbreakable, and remained in their homes until too late to flee. The only direct means of communication with the rest of the state for some time was th...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Thomas Herbert Russell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-14465-2
Barcode: 9781236144652
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LSN: 1-236-14465-1

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