Western Kentucky 1937 Flood

Western Kentucky 1937 Flood. More photos from towns in Western Kentucky. The devastating floods of the 1930’s. ¬†Town photos include: Kuttawa and Eddyville. Paducah and Calvert City. Gilbertsville and Smithland, Kentucky. The floods prompted radical changes by TVA in the years that followed. New dams were constructed. Some towns were moved.

Western Kentucky 1937 flood Paducah Ky

Western Kentucky 1937 flood Paducah Ky

Western Kentucky 1937 Flood Downtown Paducah

Western Kentucky 1937 Flood Downtown Paducah

1937 flood Eddyville Ky 1-25-37

1937 flood Eddyville Ky 1-25-37

1937 flood Eddyville Ky Barnetts furniture store in foreground

1937 flood Eddyville Ky Barnetts furniture store in foreground

1937 Flood Old Eddyville

1937 Flood Old Eddyville

another 1937 flood photo Lyon County

another 1937 flood photo Lyon County

barn on side Kuttawa 1937

barn on side Kuttawa 1937

Calvert City Ky 1937

Calvert City Ky 1937

downtown Paducah 1937

downtown Paducah 1937

Eddyville Ky Feb 1937

Eddyville Ky Feb 1937

filling station upper end of Eddyville 37

filling station upper end of Eddyville 37

Gilbertsville Ky 1937

Gilbertsville Ky 1937

house tied to keep it from drifting away Eddyville Ky 1937

house tied to keep it from drifting away Eddyville Ky 1937

Iuka Kentucky Jan 1937

Iuka Kentucky Jan 1937

Market House Theater Paducah Kentucky 1937

Market House Theater Paducah Kentucky 1937

old Eddyville Kentucky 1937

old Eddyville Kentucky 1937

old Eddyville restaurant 1937

old Eddyville restaurant 1937

Paducah 1937

Paducah 1937

Paducah in 1937

Paducah in 1937

Kentucky State Penitentiary above the flood Eddyville 1937

Kentucky State Penitentiary above the flood Eddyville 1937

Smithland Ky Jan 1937

Smithland Ky Jan 1937

Water Street old Eddyville 37

Water Street old Eddyville 37

Water Street Old Eddyville February 1937

Water Street Old Eddyville February 1937

 

 

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