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Flood Diaries: Wednesday, March 26, 1913

Margaret Smell “Oh! what a sad, sad sight met our eyes on Wednesday morning [March 26] when daylight appeared with the mad water almost touching the floor of the second story of the house we were lodged in, with all … Continue reading

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Flood Diaries: Tuesday, March 25, 1913

Margaret Smell “Tuesday [March 25] morning between 5 and 6 o’clock we were awakened from our slumbers by the shrieking of whistles, the like of which we never heard. Before we could dress ourselves and reach the window the flood … Continue reading

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1913 Flood Diaries & Letters: An Introduction

The 1913 Flood is widely cited as one of the most significant and defining events in Dayton’s history, and this month marks the centennial anniversary of that terrible disaster. The “Great Flood” affected thousands of people (and animals) throughout the … Continue reading

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