New Albany High School (Ind.)

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Ruth Caufield, spouse of James Caufield, was twenty-four at the time of the 1937 flood. She lived with her husband and five-year-old daughter in an apartment at Sixth and Main streets in New Albany. Mrs. Caufield worked at Seinsheimer's clothing factory on Beeler Street in New Albany. The Caufield family's apartment was flooded and they moved in with a family living in eastern New Albany. Mrs. Caufield talks about the problems of maintaining a home during the flood. She gives her observation of what the flooded area was like, especially around New Albany High School, a building which was used as a temporary hospital during the flood. She tells about the time she realized that the flood was going to be a major disaster. Index available.