1913 Flood

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1913 Flood - message the levee unfortunates. the and drowned...
message the levee unfortunates. the and drowned when their noise stepped into a ditch and they were thrown fiom buggy. The light and water plants are flooded. In Portland the high water threatened the power and light plant, which ceased operations for awhile, but resumed at dalle. Many persons have been forced from homes. t * Three thousand have been driven from their homes in Marion. Many bridges have been washed away, though those ttcioss the Mississinewa arc still intact. Onlv two steam passenger trains have arrived In *two days and traction trainP Is suspended. The power comparty is keeping only street and commercial lights burning. Two thousand are repotted homeless at Logansport, Biddle's Island Is almost submerged. The saloons have been Closed and scores of deputies tworn In presoivo order* l At MUncie Jack Maddox, 40 years old, was drowned. Hundreds residing in the suburbs have been forced from their homos. The city is isolated, there being neither wire nor train communication. Two bridges have gone clown, The piop- erty loss Is estimated at $1,000,000. Members Members of the national guard are patrolling the streets * The western part of Winchester is under water and hundreds are homeless. Interurban trestles are weakening. There la no telegraph or mail service.

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  1. The Indianapolis Star,
  2. 26 Mar 1913, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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  • 1913 Flood

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