Monthly Archives: April 2013

1913 Flood Diaries & Letters: A Conclusion

It was four weeks ago that we first posted “1913 Flood Diaries & Letters: An Introduction,” the first in a series of several posts in which we’ve followed a handful of individual Daytonians through their 1913 flood ordeal, reading about their … Continue reading

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Miami Conservancy District

The greatest legacy to come from the 1913 Flood was the funding and creation of a flood protection system that has, since 1922, protected the Miami Valley from suffering such a horrific disaster again: the Miami Conservancy District. Designed by a young engineer … Continue reading

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Neukom Flood Letters: Saturday, April 12, 1913

Nellie Neukom to her husband Edward, away on business, and family in Pennsylvania: “April 12, 1913, 10 A.M. “My dearest Edward Mamma Tacy Evelene and all who belong to you all… Harriet gets ice—meat—(and things we can’t buy in the … Continue reading

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