[The 1937 Flood: A Look at Farris Lumber Company]

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Creation: 1937-01-26

The Cumberland River flooded again in January of 1937. This view overlooks a portion of flooded lumber yard belonging to Farris Lumber Company just below the Jefferson Street Bridge. The Lock 1 upper gauge read 53.0' on this day. Normally the river should read below 35.0'. Anything above is considered the point at which flooding is possible in this area. Only two other flooding events have surpassed 50.0' on the Cumberland, another in 1927 (56.20'), and again in 2010 (52.55').

Title

[The 1937 Flood: A Look at Farris Lumber Company]

Date

Creation: 1937-01-26

Description

The Cumberland River flooded again in January of 1937. This view overlooks a portion of flooded lumber yard belonging to Farris Lumber Company just below the Jefferson Street Bridge. The Lock 1 upper gauge read 53.0' on this day. Normally the river should read below 35.0'. Anything above is considered the point at which flooding is possible in this area. Only two other flooding events have surpassed 50.0' on the Cumberland, another in 1927 (56.20'), and again in 2010 (52.55').

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

Item on loan from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Library

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/13128.jpg

Citation

“[The 1937 Flood: A Look at Farris Lumber Company],” Gallery, accessed July 11, 2020, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1029.