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1937 Flood: 4th Avenue looking east from 10th Street. Visible is the Palace Theatre to the left and at right, part of the Orpheum theatre. Cabell County Library collection

Gallery: 1937 Flood historical photos

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 02:37 PM

On Jan. 27, 1937, the Ohio River crested in the Tri-State in the worst flood in local recorded history. The Flood of 1937 caused the river to reach a depth of 69.45 feet, more than 19 feet above flood stage in Huntington.

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