The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on July 3, 1935 · Page 9
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 9

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Wednesday, July 3, 1935
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Solomon TMofTwo VoodooWomen See The Sunday Register Thrill to 'Voodoo Africa' Sunday Register Magazine DES MOINES, IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1935. FLOODS BATTER IOWA CITIES, DAMAGE LEDGES PARK .. -'-m'M Wmo &&mfr The Main street of Valley Junction, la., business section took on the appearance of a lake Tuesday morning when Walnut and Jordan creeks overflowed after heavy rainfall. Valley Junction is five miles west of Des Moines business district. -CTin i i - - rasa? m 'mmi Plcturt by Stuff Photmrapher Oeorm Yate from Reenter and Tribune plant A Common sight on Valley .Junction, la., streets was Downpour In vicinity of Ledges State park near Boone, la., filled streams in the park stalled automobiles. A group of youngsters here are giv- - If - & ing an unfortunate motorist a "lift" out of the deep water, to overflowing with swilling, foaming water, visible from the air through dense foliage. j try- "2 I E i ill ran -" y. jr-fm.jfy.Zir-W -'t rfefifi? A " ' - - fit . Residence section of Valley Junction, la., became a land of canals. A group of children were having the time of their lives with this boat when the photographer arrived. yt -p!F a -VV- --X7 2f A large tree, dislodged by the sudden downpour in Ledges State park area, jammed Into north bridge abutment flood period Tuesday. L,-v ft 1 V(i. j, -v I V ..... Bridge near state farm west of Des Moines on county With his home surrounded by water, this Valley Junc- trunk road between Highway 6 and Campbell, la., was de stroyed in Tuesday's flood. Stretch of highway 500 feet tion, la., resident had to wade to get to pump (right) for drinking water. long washed out with bridge. 'l m-T ..... --- III i .in $ ; ' tt -'-' -" r..... . . .' J II I I I I ''5-MV.'J m iu ot jl'4' 'rJ TJ Suspension bridge In Ledges State park was demolished by flood waters. Tiers at left were the only ones left after waters subsided. ; i ... 't TZ wiifi.. .ii griiii.i I, i f- .'hJm' r .1 .v mt. Sari. Hi . rtr m T fcl ! II 1 il ffl 1 1 The south bridge of Ledges State park was swept away entirely. C. F. Henning, custodian, Btands where bridge was. A mason's mortar box served as a boat in Valley Junction, la., street Tuesday morning as Jack Watrous (left), Joe Jeffers and dog Tarzan "went to sea." i1 .r 3 . 47 -J .V'v; ' v V "1 w - Picnic area in Ledges State I'ark was covered with water at height of flood. Motor travel was hazardous as result of weakened road shoulders. The only bridge left standinz In Ledges State park v&a the north bridge, encumbered after the flood with dead wood debris of the storm.

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