Maysville Kentucky Floodwall Inspection
The Ledger Independent also ran a great piece by Marla Toncray, titled "Remembering 'The Flood.'" In the article, she interviews Don Buckley, a first-hand witness. He was only seven years old at the time, but Buckley says he remembers it well. "You don't have floods in January. So many people didn't anticipate it was going to be the magnitude it was," he recalled. Read the full story here.
Just so folks don't think that the 1937 flood was the only disastrous flood in Maysville Kentucky history, here's a Cincinnati Enquirer photograph of city workers bracing against the 1997 flood, which reached a height of 64.7 feet. During that flood, nearby Ripley, Ohio, was declared a federal disaster area.
Also check out the Cincinnati Enquirer's Infamous Floods timeline which chronicles all of the major floods to have swamped the area. The first recorded flood was in 1773 where Indians mark the depth of the Ohio River at 76 feet.