January 26, 2012 - 11:19am
It's been 75 years since the water rose and kept on rising. University of Louisville Photographic Archives wants to show you the proof.
If history has a tendency to repeat itself, let’s hope the flooding of Louisville is an exception to the rule. In January of 1937, during the hard economic times of the Great Depression, heavy rains began to fall and continued to do so for two straight weeks. The Ohio River reached a crest of...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
by Eve Lee
Reflective lecture kicks off photographic exhibit
Chances are, most of our readers are too young to remember the 1937 Ohio River flood, but the catastrophic rains that began on a late-January Sunday 75 years ago remain an indelible part of the area’s cultural memory. On a relatively dry Thursday, January 26, however, historian Robert Reid...