Thursday, April 17, 2014

1970s archives: A flood in Gallipolis, Ohio

We had two big floods in my part of the river in late 1978 and early 1979. I think this one was from February 1979. It shows the lower end of Gallipolis flooded by Chickamauga Creek, thanks to backwater from the Ohio River.

Here the water covers State Route 7. Considering this was 35 years ago, both gas stations are long gone. It's interesting to me to see the old Quaker State and Ashland signs. They older man in the plaid jacket is smoking a pipe -- something I don't see much of around here anymore. Also, in pictures like this I like to see what cars people were driving.