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February 15, 1937, : "Boiled water was the only safe water for drinking in the flooded city. Editor Wilbur Cogshall of the Louisville Courier-Journal slept, ate and drank at his desk."

© Margaret Bourke-White, Louisville, Kentucky, Great Ohio River Flood --- “Boiled water was the only safe water for drinking in the flooded city. Editor Wilbur Cogshall of the Louisville Courier-Journal slept, ate and drank at his desk.

1937 flood louisville ky | ... Broadway in the 1937 flood. Courier-Journal photo by H. Harold Davis

Pontoon Bridge over Baxter Ave 1937 pontoonflood.

Broadway looking west from 4th Street, Louisville, Ky., 1937 flood. Greyhound Bus Station being built at 5th Street.

1937 Flood looking west down Broadway from Greyhound Bus Sta being built at Temple is seen at University of Louisville Photographic Archives

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Louisville police officers in front of City Hall, 1889.

Louisville police officers in front of City Hall,

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