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.

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.

HUNTINGTON -- Retired newspaperman and prolific author James E. Casto jokes that his publishing profits merely fund and fuel his love of collecting rare, history-rich regional postcards -- and thankfully, we all know what that leads to.