Episode 6: And the Rain Fell, And the Water Rose….

Floods are a dangerous fact of life in the Midwest. So many of those who live here have experienced horrific flooding over the years, bonding them together through shared memories and similar circumstances. One such event happened in 1958, when a terrible flash flood claimed the lives of 19 people.

 

 

Sources 

9 Dead, Several Missing in Flood.” Carroll Daily Times Herald, July 2, 1958.

Barton, Terry. “Iowa Flood Damage is ‘Fantastic.’” Daily Times, July 2, 1958.

12-Inch Rain, 10 Iowans Die.” Daily Times, July 2, 1958.

Mills, George. “’Lord, Save Me,’ Prayed Mother in Raging River.” Des Moines Register, July 3, 1958.

Lamberto, Nick. “River Tears Land, Spills Death, Ruin.” Des Moines Register, July 3, 1958.

How 3 Boys Met Death in Angry Water.” Des Moines Register, July 3, 1958.

Madson, John. “Homes Float Away, Hunt for Bodies.” Des Moines Register, July 3, 1958.

A Night of Terror in Flood.” Des Moines Register, July 3, 1958.

Flood Victims Told of Aid Offered by Iowa and U.S.” Des Moines Register, 7/10/1958

I am an author and historian who writes about long-forgotten and out of the way events and places. I love the bizarre, the unusual, and the downright weird. I write a regular blog at my website, www.johnbrassardjrcom.wordpress.com, and also manage a facebook page about things of historical interest called The Kitchen Table Historian.

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