1913 Watervliet Flood

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1913 Watervliet Flood
1913 Flood in Watervliet, NY - 14th Street & 1st Avenue - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
1910 - 1920

Historical Context

In early 1913, a severe winter storm hit the Eastern, Midwest, and Southern parts of the United States. It was the most geographically widespread natural disaster the United States had suffered up to that point in its history, and was considered worse than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire by many.

Scope of Collection

The 1913 Watervilet Flood collection is a collection of photos shows the flooding in Watervliet, New York,, along some of the main thoroughfares.

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Scope and Content Source:
The local history collection contains materials on Watervliet, Troy, and selected materials on Albany County. It includes town histories and a vertical file of published materials, clippings, and other materials dealing with the Town of Watervliet. The vertical file also contains a History of Watervliet by Florence Service, 1902 (manuscript); and unpublished Watervliet histories by various authors (1980s through 1996).

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