The first 2 rows shows the three states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana from Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The 3rd row of cards also show The Wharf Landing, and the "Motor (Launch) Fleet."
RPPC The Wharf
Lawrenceburg Levee Peoples Coal Co. Coal Elevator
Lawrenceburg Ind. Ferry The Ferry Carolyn Primative (sic) Ferry Boat Scene on Ohio River
1907 LAWRENCEBURG FLOOD
Train Wreck Protecting the Levee Cottages destroyed
1913 LAWRENCEBURG FLOOD
Spot where levee broke
By January 15, the great flood of 1913 had reached
62' at Lawrenceburg, Indiana but the people of that city, remembering the flood
of 1907 when the water had reached 66' and the levee held, did not even bother
to move their belongings to a higher elevation.
On the 14th a slide occurred between the main flood gate and the Lawrenceburg gas plant. Two watchmen were assigned to keep an eye on it during the night. Around midnight on the 16th the ground gave way a short distance from where watchman Henry Schinaman was sitting. Immediately a chasm opened below him and water began rushing thru. Henry ran to the Newtown engine house and rang the bell, alerting the residence of the flood.
It was later determined that the 60' wide by 80' long and 20' deep opening was made by water seeping through the levee which softened the soil at the base, plus the incessant rain, caused the earth to slide out due to its own weight.
Walnut Street Children in the wreckage Regan Hotel
Break in Big Four Levee Break in Ohio River Levee High St. Looking West
The 2nd card has Mills Hotel along the right hand side.
There is no date on this postcard so I a guessing at which flood this was taken, it could be the 1907 flood. Any help out there?
1937 LAWRENCEBURG FLOOD
Most of Lawrenceburg is shown under water in this aerial photograph. Lawrenceburg is in the center with Indiana on the left, Ohio in the upper middle and Kentucky on the right. The Ohio River is winding up and to the right and the Great Miami is shown winding around the spit of land in the center.
Seagram's Bottling Plant Lawrenceburg Overhead
Walnut St. During Flood After Flood 60 Days After Flood Factory District
Break in the Levee Main St. Near 3rd. Zion Baptist Church After The Flood
Lawrenceburg Fair Grounds. Stoll Filling Station
3rd Street, Looking East Red Cross's Tent City Court House Repairing The Levee
Public Library Big Four R. R. Depot Roller (flour) Mills
GHOST CITY BOOK
The following images are from a somewhat rare book
that was put together by M. O. Whitney who was a resident of Lawrenceburg,
Indiana during the catastrophic flood of 1937. He apparently took all these
photographs himself and rented a airplane so he could take pictures from
overhead. With the help and support from his wife he did all this while his home
was being destroyed. I will not be putting up every picture in the book, some
are more or less repeats of others.
I have some postcards which were published by The Whitney Studios of Lawrenceburg, There obviously must be a connection.