Floods of Chemung County

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Floods of Chemung County
Unidentified man standing in flood waters of 1946, socks in hand - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1889 - 1972

Historical Context

June of 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Flood of 1972. To commemorate this event. The Steele Memorial Library's Reference Department in partnership with the Chemung County Historical Society and the Elmira Star Gazette present a collection of photographs from the floods occuring in Chemung County in 1889, 1902, 1946, and of course 1972.

Scope of Collection

This digital collection derived from the Chemung County Historical Society’s archive and the Chemung County Library District’s collection, includes photographs, documents, video, and/or sound recordings about the floods that impacted Chemung County.