[The 1927 Flood]

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Creation: 1926-12-30

The Cumberland River experienced a major flood event after Christmas of 1926 and into 1927. The government has sought to control flooding on the Cumberland for well over a century. Beginning in 1871, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built locks and dams to control river flooding and support the transportation of coal, timber and iron, but flooding has never been eliminated. The most recent flood occurred in May 2010, damaging over $2 billion of private property and causing the death of 26 people.

Title

[The 1927 Flood]

Date

Creation: 1926-12-30

Description

The Cumberland River experienced a major flood event after Christmas of 1926 and into 1927. The government has sought to control flooding on the Cumberland for well over a century. Beginning in 1871, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built locks and dams to control river flooding and support the transportation of coal, timber and iron, but flooding has never been eliminated. The most recent flood occurred in May 2010, damaging over $2 billion of private property and causing the death of 26 people.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

George Peabody Collection, Photograph 05

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Peabody-DV-Nashville_Flood-1926-No_5.jpg

Citation

“[The 1927 Flood],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1042.