Tragic Story of America's Greatest Disaster: Tornado, Flood and Fire in Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska and Mississippi Valley

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J.S. Ziegler, 1913 - Disaster relief - 320 pages
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Page 185 - The last I saw of him he was trying to get into the window of an abandoned house by way of one of the branches of the tree," said Frank Stevens, a fellow employee of Scott. "The house was in the path of the fire." APPEALS FOR AID Thousands of those who were fortunate enough to escape the first rush of the waters were fed on short rations, and appeals for help were sent out by many of the leading men of the city.
Page 285 - It is a mass of elevated limestone, two and a half miles long and a mile and a half wide, and is among the highest of the uplifted islands of Lau.
Page 148 - I find the situation at Dayton to be as follows: "The flood has subsided so that they have communication with all parts of the city, no one being now in any position of peril or without food or shelter. The National Cash Register plant has been turned into a supply depot and lodging place for those who have no other present place.
Page 53 - I saw a dozen men, linemen from the tele-, graph companies, apparently, struggle to keep the poles up. It was hopeless. As I was looking, the poles began to drop. One struck a group of linemen, the connecting wires felling them in all directions. One went into the water. He was not seen afterward. The great Pennsylvania four-track right of way, part of the finest roadbed in America, melted away like salt. The tracks on the west side of Columbus look like a handful of tangled string thrown into a...
Page 185 - The explosion blew a stable filled with hay into the middle of the flooded street and this carried the flames to the opposite side of the street.
Page 263 - The water supply required for the enlarged canal will be 9,!>00 cubic feet per minute. The Saint Mary's Reservoir is said to be the largest artificial body of water in the world. It covers an area of 17,000 acres, with a depth of 9 feet. Its capacity is estimated at 15,273 cubic feet per minute for the entire season. This is apparently an abundant supply for the canal, but as the drainage area is comparatively small, there are...
Page 128 - ... holding her. Suddenly the house struck a tree and the brick chimney fell off. Then we saw the old man lift his wife in his arms and carry her to the chimney hole in the roof and let her down into it. When the rescuers put out in a boat and caught up with the house, one of the rescuers inquired for the woman.
Page 151 - A survey of conditions in Dayton shows that the sanitary situation is not so bad as was first thought. Citizens have been warned to boil all drinking water and to bury refuse. City water is now flowing under twenty-pound pressure. Sewers in some sections are again in operation. The city expects to have others •working tomorrow. "The city has been divided into sanitary districts, and physicians who have been sworn in as district sanitary officers are being instructed as to their precise duties as...
Page 148 - ... warmly, all of them stating that the fact that a direct representative has been sent to their community has been of the greatest benefit to the morale of the city. "I find a competent force is already organized to clean up the streets, remove the debris, and do general work of that description, and they have agreed to work under the direction of the army surgeon I leave in charge of sanitation.
Page 257 - Dayton, thrilling adventures came to light. Among the most interesting of these were the experiences of the family of Charles M. Adams in Riverdale. When the flood first rushed through that section of the city Mr. Adams got his wife and 10-month-old twin girls into a skiff and took them to the home of a friend in Warder street. An hour later it was again necessary to move and the family was taken by rescuers out of a second story window.

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