The Great Dayton Flood, 1913

As my city braces itself for a freezing rain storm, this photo reminded me that in the grand scheme of things, wind and ice aren’t that bad.  Here’s a photo from the Great Dayton Flood of March, 1913.  The caption reads:

“Two homeowners stand on their roof on Fourth St.”

Source: [Wright State University Magazine.  Special Collections and Archives in the Wright State University Libraries]

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2 Responses to The Great Dayton Flood, 1913

  1. Gypsy Bev says:

    So true! Everything is relative. While we have a temperature of 3 degrees with a windchilld of -16 here in southeastern Ohio, I can’t help but wonder about the homeless that are out there somewhere. Most of us are fortunate enough to have a place that is fairly warm and sheltered from the winds.

    • I agree! Here in Montreal (where our winters seem to be endless) protecting the homeless during the winter months is a great concern. Since many people go from sleeping on the street to looking for a place to sleep in our subway system, it is a social issue that is quite visible. I counted almost 2 dozen men sleeping just at my station alone, and our system has 68 stations…

      …humbly, I can look at winter from the window of my warm home.

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