Flood and Natural Disasters

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Discusses work and management of the Piggly Wiggly Store and 1937 flood. Also trying to get home to St. Matthews and terrible traffic, blocked streets and high water. Radio stations relayed help messages through Nashville, Tennessee.
Retired Jefferson County police officer, food distribution point from Eline's Garage in St. Matthews, the Black people in the Harrod's Creek area, other ways that food was obtained for the flood victims and Pennsylvania State Troopers. There was no c
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Mr. Callan describes events leading up to the April 4, 1974, tornado in Louisville, Kentucky. The Callan family and home were involved in this event and this personal experience deals with the tornado itself and its aftermath. Clippings and photographs i
Ms. Crutcher recalls her home flooding and being evacuated to St. James Court. She also tried to get her money out of the bank but it didn't do any good because the city confiscated all of the groceries. She remembers the cold, the books in the library
Mr. Entwhistle discusses the flood in connection with his job which assistant to the President of the Mengel Company. This company manufactured mahogany veneers, plywood, woodworking, furniture. Since the first day of the flood the manufacturing company
Mrs. Freeman says that she and her husband lived South First Street at the time of the flood. Her husband was on of the first to build a boat for rescue operations but in his diary he expresses his feelings of prejudice. Mrs. Freeman also tells of the f
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Mr. Houchens relates the flood with his life and his teaching days at the Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville. The University was surrounded by water but it was mostly confined to the basements of the buildings. He also tells stories
Mr. Moore formerly worked for the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times. During the flood he lived in Crescent Hill and he relates the conditions in his area. He tells about going to Lexington and staying for a period of time to print the newspaper there