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Active Weather for the Plains and Mississippi Valley

A developing storm across the Southern Plains is forecast to bring severe weather that includes large hail and damaging wind gusts, heavy rainfall that could result in flash flooding across portions of the Plains and Mississippi Valley. The effects of this storm will continue through the middle of this week. The Four Corners area will continue to see elevated to critical fire weather conditions. Read More >

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The following photos of Louisville's Great Flood of 1937 were graciously shared with us by Pam Mitchell, who found them stored in a box that had been saved by her father, James B. Mitchell.  Mr. Mitchell was born in Bardstown and took the photos when he was 22 years old.  The photos are excellent and we are pleased to display them here.

We know the pictures are of Louisville and Jeffersonville, but otherwise the photographs were not annotated.  In some of the shots certain landmarks can be easily identified, but most of the locations are a mystery.  If you can identify any of the locales in the photos, we would apprecaite it if you could let us know (thanks to David Stockhoff for his assistance!).

Click on each image for a larger version.

 

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28th & Market

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The K&I Bridge

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Probably the corner of Frankfort and Mellwood

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28th & Market

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The Big Four Bridge is in the background.

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Stroud's Drugs at 2800 West Market Street

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Note the water line on the building, and the top of the fence in the foreground.

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American Car and Foundry in Jeffersonville

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American Car and Foundry in Jeffersonville.  Note the cars.

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Flood refugees line up on Main Street for assistance.

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28th & Market

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Belknap warehouse complex at 1st and Washington

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The K&I bridge linking Louisville and New Albany.

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YMCA downtown

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LG & E, from the Clark Memorial Bridge.  Note the water line on the wharfmasters's home in the foreground.

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Help came from miles around.  This boat is from the Culver Military Academy, located in northern Indiana.

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Stewart Dry Goods in Louisville at the corner of Fourth and Walnut (Muhammad Ali).

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The Kentucky Theater at 646 South Fourth Street.  The Brown Hotel is in the background.

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Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot on First Street at the river.

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Louisville on the south side of Rudd Avenue at 32nd Street. The levee now runs just to the left of the two story home on the left. The homes in the foreground have been removed.

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Seventeenth Street

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Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot on First Street at the river.

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Jeffersonville

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Looking west from 6th & Broadway

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That appears to be the Big Four Bridge in the background on the left.

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