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.
Frank Bauer, a retired Jefferson County police officer, discusses food distribution from Eline's Garage in St. Matthews, the Black people in the Harrod's Creek area, and other ways that food was obtained for the flood victims, as well as his work with the Pennsylvania State Troopers.
Burmer is landscape architect for the National Forest Service in Winchester, Kentucky. These tapes concern the Red Bird fire camp in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Frank 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.
Joe Conniff was ten years old at the time of the 1937 flood. He lived with his parents and older sister on Twentieth Street between Bank and Griffin Streets in Louisville's West End. When the floodwaters covered the streets in their neighborhood, Joe and his family moved to Fern Crerek and stayed with his cousin. He recalls riding to Fern Creek in an Army truck and driving through the water. He discusses what it was like staying in Fern Creek and his impressions of the flood. He also talks about the return to their home after the flood. He also compares the 1937 flood to the 1945 flood. Index available.
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.
Albert Entwhistle discusses the flood in connection with his job as assistant to the President of the Mengel Company. This company manufactured mahogany veneers, plywood, woodworking, furniture.
Martha Freeman says that she and her husband lived on 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.
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