1937 Flood Footage in Evansville, Indiana shot by Ed Rech
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In January and February of 1937, Evansville, Indiana, endured the worst flood in its history. The Ohio River crested at a record height of 53.74 feet and destroyed many homes and businesses in the Evansville area and in the Ohio Valley. Over 1200 blocks of the city were flooded. This footage of the flood and its aftermath was shot by Evansville photographer Ed Rech. The original footage is in the collection of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science.