Troy and the Great Flood of 1913

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The rain began to fall on Easter Sunday, March 23, 1913. In Troy, 15 people lost their lives during the flood due to drowning, and in the weeks and months that followed an unknown number died from flood-related diseases. The story of what happened in Troy has often been overlooked, but in 1976 the Troy Historical Society Oral History Committee interviewed Troy flood survivors as a project for the bicentennial of the United States. These interviews, preserved on audiotapes, provide researchers firsthand accounts of what happened in the town. The late Mrs. Lois Shilling Davies, a past president of the Troy Historical Society who lived in Troy during the flood, deserves much of the credit for this invaluable resource, for it is she who conducted many of the interviews. Images of America: Troy and the Great Flood of 1913 relates how residents endured without having any instruction or experience in emergency preparedness. This is a celebration of human bravery, kindness, and ingenuity—of people who triumphed over tragedy.
ISBN: 9780738590592
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Troy Historical Society members who compiled this book include Judy Deeter, president and local history writer; Rick Jackson, trustee-at-large, antique dealer, photographer, and photograph collector; and Patrick Kennedy, archivist for the Troy-Miami County Public Library and columnist for the Troy Daily News.
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