Figure 1: McCook Power plant before destruction by the flood
Figure 2: At 10 am just before the rapid rise. A few minutes later the water covered the embankment in the center ground.
Figure 3: At 11 am. The water continued to rise
Figure 4: Flooding begins
Figure 5: Flood rise
Figure 6: Bystanders watch power plant flood
Figure 7: Flood continues to rise
Figure 8: Waiting for rescue
Figure 9: Nearing peak of the flood
Figure 10: The flood peak with men on the roof of the power plant
Figure 11: Rescue efforts begin
Figure 12: Boat brought in to help rescue efforts
Figure 13: 25,000 gallon water tank destroyed
Figure 14: Another image of the water tank collapsing
Figure 15: Roof falling in at the Nebraska Light and Power Company
Figure 16: Water recedes
Figure 17: Power plant 3 days after the flood
Figure 18: Power plant destroyed
Figure 19: Another photo of the power plant destroyed
Figure 20: Power plant debris
Figure 21: West side of power plant
Figure 22: Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards
Figure 23: Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards
Figure 24: Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards
Figure 25: Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards
Figure 26: Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards
Figure 27: Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards
Figure 28: Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards
Figure 29: Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards
Figure 30: Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards
Figure 31: Image courtesy of Mary Sherk
Figure 32: Image courtesy of Mary Sherk
Figure 33: Image courtesy of Mary Sherk
Figure 34: Image courtesy of Mary Sherk
Figure 35: Image courtesy of Mary Sherk
Figure 36: Image courtesy of Mary Sherk
Figure 37: Ravenswood Dairy
Figure 38: Ravenswood Dairy
Figure 39: Ravenswood Dairy
Figure 40: Ravenswood Dairy
Figure 41: Start of Flood - McCook, NE - May 28, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 42: Flood Rise - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 43: Flood Rise - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 44: Flood - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 45: Flood - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 46: Flood - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 47: Flood looking West - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 48: Flood Nearing Peak - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 49: Flood - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 50: Flood - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 51: Flood - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 52: Flood Peak - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 53: Rescue Work - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 54: Water Tank Destoyed at McCook Light and Power Plant - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 55: Roof falling in at McCook Light and Power Plant - McCook, NE - May 31, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 56: Looking East from McCook Light and Power Plant- McCook, NE - June 1, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 57: Aerial View of Republican River east of Perry, NE - June 1, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 58: Aerial View of Republican River Looking west towards McCook, NE - June 1, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society
Figure 59: Madren and Welch - McCook, NE - June 1, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 60: Ravenswood Dairy, McCook, NE - June 10, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 61: Ravenswood Dairy, McCook, NE - June 10, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 62: Ravenswood Dairy, McCook, NE - June 10, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 63: Ravenswood Dairy, McCook, NE - June 10, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 64: 1 mile west of Ravenswood Dairy, McCook, NE - June 10, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 65: C.J. Joy farm - Franklin, NE - June 1, 1935. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 66: Flooded Republican River. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 67: McCook Light and Power Plant. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 68: McCook Light and Power Plant. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 69: Flooded road. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 70: Washed out bridge. Image courtesy of Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society.
Figure 71: 1935 Flood Arapahoe, NE Looking East. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 72: 1935 Flood Arapahoe, NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 73: 1935 Flood Arapahoe, NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 74: 1935 Republican River Flood Damage Arapahoe, NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 75: Arapahoe Mill 1935 Flood. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 76: Charles Hasty House Collapsed After Photo Taken, Arapahoe, NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 77: Flood Waters 1935 Looking South, Arapahoe, NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 78: Flood Waters 1935 on Republican River, Arapahoe, NE Looking West. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 79: Foot Bridge over Muddy Creek 1935 Flood, Arapahoe, NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 80: Livingston Home 1935, Arapahoe, NE North of River Bridge. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 81: Livingston House after 1935 Flood, Arapahoe, NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 82: Livingston Place, Arapahoe, NE, 1935 Flood. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 83: Mrs. Potts House, 1935 Flood, Arapahoe,NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 84: Post 1935 - Temporary Foot Bridge, Arapahoe, NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 85: Wreckage of River Bridge, Arapahoe, NE, 1935. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 86: Pedestrian Crossing - Ralph Cox and Roland Emmett, Arapahoe, NE. Image courtesy of Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE.
Figure 87: 1935 Flood - Arickaree River. Photo was taken 1/4 mile north of McCook Ranch mailbox looking west-northwest. River is 1/2 mile wide and dark spots are whirlpools - you could hear them. Image courtesy of Dennis Wiesen, McCoy Ranch near the Arickaree in Colorado.
Figure 88: 1935 Flood - Arickaree River. Photo was taken 1/4 mile north of McCoy Ranch mailbox looking southwest. Image courtesy of Dennis Wiesen, McCoy Ranch near the Arickaree in Colorado.
Figure 89: Arickaree River 1935 Flood. Leo McCoy carrying people across river, horses would sink in the quicksand. Image courtesy of Dennis Wiesen, McCoy Ranch near the Arickaree in Colorado.
Figure 90: Burlington Track, Naponee, NE. Photo by Bales. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 91: Burlington Track, Naponee, NE. Photo by Bales. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 92: Depot at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 93: Flood at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 94: Ekberg Farm, Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 95: Ekberg Farm, Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 96: Ekberg Rescue, Alma, NE. Ekberg rescue site with "Louisiana swamp boat". Approximately 3 miles west of present day bridge. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 97: Ekberg Rescue, Alma, NE. Ekberg rescue site with "Louisiana swamp boat". Approximately 3 miles west of present day bridge. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 98: Ekberg Rescue Panoramic, Alma, NE. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 99: Flood at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 100: Bridge at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 101: Bridge at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 102: Bridge at Alma, NE. Photo by Webbe Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 103: Bridge being repaired at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 104: Bridge and pavement at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 105: Bridge and pavement at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 106: Bridge and pavement at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 107: Mud covered fields at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 108: Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 109: House at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 110: Kids at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 111: Railcars at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 112: Railcars at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 113: Railcars at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 114: Panoramic Railcars at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photos by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 115: Sunlight Producer Company at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 116: Sunlight Producer Company at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 117: Sunlight Producer Company at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 118: Twisted Railroad. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 119: Wreck of Pond Bridge west of Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 120: Wreck of Pond Bridge west of Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 121: Railroad at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 122: Railroad crane at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 123: Railroad grade west of Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 124: Sandine Farm at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 125: Wreck of Railroad bridge and new Railroad bridge at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 126: Carson Bridge at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber. Image courtesy of Joe Torrey, Alma, NE.
Figure 127: 6 am June 1, 1935 in Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 128: Main Street, South Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 129: Mosley Farm, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 130: Mosley Farm, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 131: Back of photo: "Old band shell north of present Post Office. We had band concerts (led by Clint John) every Wednesday night during sumer. Big crowd each concert." Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 132: Park at Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 133: View of South side of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 134: Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 135: Cambridge, NE, South from Trenchard Station. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 136: Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 137: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 138: Cambridge Milling Company. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 139: Main Street, East, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 140: North from Highway Bridge, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 141: Back of photo: "Men trying to rescue Jake Kutz's truck. The wheels at left is all that was left of this family car. They had to give up and traded the two in the creek for a new truck. The home of Rev. Bragg family was washed in the creek just at the left of this picture. His body has not been recovered." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 142: Flood scene, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 143: View of south side of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 144: Railroad east of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 145: Republican River Flood, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 146: Medicine Creek, north, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 147: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 148: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 149: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 150: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 151: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 152: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 153: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 154: View south side Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 155: South side, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 156: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 157: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 158: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 159: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 160: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 161: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 162: Park at Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 163: Park at Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 164: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 165: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 166: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 167: Swimming pool, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 168: Swimming pool, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 169: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 170: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 171: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 172: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 173: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 174: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 175: Back of photo: "A view of the railroad showing how the wall of water up-routed railroad tracks so that they looked like a picket fence." From the Clinton John Collection. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 176: Railroad bridge east of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 177: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 178: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 179: Mill at Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 180: Mill at Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 181: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 182: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 183: Railroad west, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 184: Mill dam, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This shows how the rope house at the mill caved in. Mr Brown has taken the milk, incorporating it with Jerry and Hal Day." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 185: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 186: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 187: Highway southeast Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 188: Highway east fo Cambridge of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 189: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 190: Lake formed by flood, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This is a liake formed on the north of othe olf Chas Hopf farm. Remember the grand corn and grass land down there? River bed is beyond the trees. West of this is a sandy desert for miles along the south side of river. Many farms are intirely covered with river sand. No one knows how deep this is." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 191: Highway east of Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "These small mounds of dirt is all that is left of the lovely new highway grade east of town. The vegetation you see is mostly young cottonwoods and will trees coming u by the million since the flood. The grade was washed away from just south of Geo Sayers to Holbrook." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 192: A Breakers, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This was the first house south of the river. The west side fell into a 20 foot hole washed in by the current. Notice the trash left on the car in the foreground." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 193: Mrs. Campbell, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 194: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 195: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 196: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 197: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 198: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 199: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 200: Flood scene, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 201: Page home, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 202: Four houses of Earl Case, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 203: Case houses, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 204: Goble house, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 205: Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 206: Flood scene, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 207: View south side Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 208: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 209: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 210: Rev. Braggs, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 211: Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 212: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 213: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 214: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 215: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 216: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 217: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 218: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 219: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 220: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 221: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 222: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 223: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 224: F.E.R.A. Camp, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: " F.E.R.A. Camp east of the cemetary has been locaed here since June 1st. They'll have to hurry if they get all damaged homes ready for occupancy by winter." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 225: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 226: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 227: Republican River Bridge, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 228: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 229: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 230: Highway, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 231: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 232: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 233: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 234: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 235: Back of photo: "These people had put canned fruit and bedding in their car to take to higher ground but the water caught them and nothing was left but trash." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 236: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 237: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 238: Sissons, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 239: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 240: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 241: Republican River Bridge, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 242: Road southeast, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 243: Swimming pool, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 244: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 245: Top photo- Earl Johnson house. Bottom photo- Ed Crisp house. Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 246: Schoonovers, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 247: Mud drift, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This is the south side of Cambridge where Earl Cases 4 houses were. His homes have been jammed together." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 248: Dean Holmes residence, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 249: Robert Johnson home, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 250: Main Street south, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: " The arrow points to Rankin Elevator Offices across from the depot. Take at 6 a.m. June 1st. Water had gone down 18 inches. This other arrow shows 11 people on a house top waiting to be rescued. Note how high the water is." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 251: New railroad grade near Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "The railroad is being moved up on the bluffs between Cambridge and Geo. Sayer's ba[rn]." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 252: Highway, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This lake over 12 feet deep just at the slough brige southeast of the old Karash house extends all along the road to the southwest corner of the Karash trees. The cement bridge is surrounded by water and is useless. A pioneer trail goes thru the Karash yard and east of the old Themolla hill." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 253: Back of photo: "The new railroad grade east of town cuts right thru those high bludds east of Geo. Sayers house, goes right thru his yeard and barn (which has been razed) then southwest where it jouns the old track 1 mile east of twon. The Holbrook depot had to be moved." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 254: Back of photo: "C.C.C. boys dragging out a dead cow from south Cambridge." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 255: Back of photo: "The highway east of town wased by creek and river both." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 256: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 257: New raillroad grade near Cambridge. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 258: Republican River Bridge, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 259: Road southeast Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 260: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 261: From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 262: Back of photo: "This rescue boat was built during the night. By 6 a.m. next morning the force of the water wasn't so great and a boat could venture out a little ways. This was taken north of the tracks." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 263: Back of photo: "This picture show the first recue boat going out the next morning at 6 a.m. The water has gone down 18 inches. This is north of the tracks. The men in the boat are: Tom Minnick, Bill Barklund, Fritz Seago." From the Clinton John Collection.
Figure 264: From the Clinton John Collection.

Republican River Flood of May 30, 1935

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McCook Power & Light Plant

 

Power plant before destruction

The Power plant before destruction by the flood.

Power plant before destruction

At 10 am just before the rapid rise. A few minutes later the water covered the embankment in the center ground.

Power plant before destruction

At 11 am. The water continued to rise.

Flooding intensifies

 

Power poles flood

Flood rise

Bystanders watch power plant

 

Flood continues to rise

 

Waiting for rescue

 

Flood waters increase

Nearing flood peak.

Men on the roof

The flood peak.

Rescue efforts begin

A hand line and telephone cable car was brought to the men on the roof on a rope. Two men were rescued this way before the supporting poles were washed away.

Boat used for rescue efforts

The boat in which the larger part of the men were brought from a point near the water cooler to the land.

Water tank destroyed

The 25,000 gallon water tank fell causing an anxious moment for all friends and relatives on the bank and the men on the plant.

Another image of water tank

Another image of the water tank collapsing.

 

Power plant roof collapses

Roof falling in at the Nebraska Light and Power Company.

 

Flood waters recede

The water continued to recede.

Power plant 3 days later

Front view of the plant 3 days after the flood. The railing in the foreground washed from their original location to te right. Debris is being thrown out of the plant.

Power plant destroyed

Another view of the plant after the flood.

Another photo of the power plant destroyed

Power Plant after the flood.

Power plant debris

Damage after the water receeded.

 

Power plant debris

The west side of the old portion of the plant. Note the two cinder cars that were overturned by the water and which later diverted the heavy current from the wall. The mne spend the larger part of their time on this roof while marooned.

 Located south of the current Barnett Park

Lucille Edwards, South of Benkelman, NE

Image courtesy of Lucille Edwards

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 Mary Sherk

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Flooded car

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McCook Light and Power Plant

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Flood Damage at Trenton, NE

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McCook, NE

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Nebraska Dust Storm

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Ravenswood Dairy

Road to Ravenswood Dairy

Ravenswood Dairy

Ravenswood Dairy

 

Ravenswood Dairy

The back of the photo reads: This was taken after the flood had receded. The man is pointing to the high water mark as you can see it was deep as that is the big barn. They found Bill’s body and the hired man down by the narrows. Mrs. Mille one of the children and her sister were found near Bartley. 2 of the children they haven’t found. Leaving knowing four in the family drowned.

 

 

Linda Hein/Nebraska State Historical Society

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Cathy Weber, Arapahoe, NE

1935 Flood, Arapahoe, NE, Looking East

1935 Flood, Arapahoe, NE

1935 Flood, Arapahoe, NE

1935 Republican River Flood Damage at Arapahoe, NE

Arapahoe Mill 1935 Flood

Charles Hasty House Collapsed After Photo Taken, Arapahoe, NE

Flood Waters 1935 Looking South, Arapahoe, NE

Flood Waters 1935 on Republican River Looking West, Arapahoe, NE

Foot Bridge over Muddy Creek, 1935 Flood, Arapahoe, NE

Livingston Home 1935, Arapahoe, NE, North of River Bridge

Livingston House after 1935 Flood, Arapahoe, NE

Livingston Place, Arapahoe, NE, 1935 Flood

Mrs. Potts House, 1935 Flood, Arapahoe, NE

Post 1935 - Temporary Foot Bridge, Arapahoe, NE

Wreckage of River Bridge, Arapahoe, NE, 1935

 

Pedestrian Crossing - Ralph Cox and Roland Emmett, Arapahoe, NE

 

 

 Dennis Wiesen, McCoy Ranch near the Arickaree in Colorado 

 

1935 Flood - Arickaree River

Photo was taken 1/4 mile north of McCoy Ranch mailbox looking west-northwest. River is 1/2 mile wide and dark spots are whirlpools - you could hear them.

 

1935 Flood - Arickaree River

Photo was taken 1/4 mile north of McCoy Ranch mailbox looking southwest.

 

Arickaree River 1935 Flood

Leo McCoy carrying people across river, horses would sink in the quicksand.

 

 

 Joe Torrey, Alma, NE

"contributor of photos for reference only"

Burlington Track, Naponee, NE. Photo by Bales.

Burlington Track, Naponee, NE. Photo by Bales.

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Depot at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Flood at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Ekberg Farm, Alma, NE. Photo by Webber

Ekberg Farm, Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Ekberg Rescue, Alma, NE. Ekberg rescue site with "Louisiana swamp boat". Approximately 3 miles west of present day bridge. Photo by Webber.

Ekberg Rescue, Alma, NE. Ekberg rescue site with "Louisiana swamp boat". Approximately 3 miles west of present day bridge. Photo by Webber.

Ekberg Rescue Panoramic, Alma, NE.

Flood at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Bridge at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Bridge at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Bridge at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Bridge being repaired at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Bridge and pavement at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Bridge and pavement at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

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Bridge and pavement at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Mud covered fields at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

House at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Kids at Alma, NE. Photo by Webber.

Railcars at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber.

Railcars at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber.

Railcars at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber.

Panoramic Railcars at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photos by Webber.

Sunlight Producer Company at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber.

Sunlight Producer Company at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber.

Sunlight Producer Company at Alma, NE. June 1, 1935. Photo by Webber.

Twisted Railroad. Photo by Webber.

Wreck of Pond Bridge west of Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber.

Wreck of Pond Bridge west of Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber.

Railroad at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber.

Railroad crane at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber.

Railroad grade west of Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber.

Sandine Farm at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber.

Wreck of Railroad bridge and new Railroad bridge at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber.

 

Carson Bridge at Orleans, NE. Photo by Webber.

 

 

 Clinton John, Cambridge, NE

6 am June 1, 1935 in Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Main Street, South Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Mosley Farm, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Mosley Farm, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Back of photo: "Old band shell north of present Post Office. We had band concerts (led by Clint John) every Wednesday night during sumer. Big crowd each concert." Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Park at Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

View of South side of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Cambridge, NE, South from Trenchard Station. From the Clinton John Collection.

Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Cambridge Milling Company. From the Clinton John Collection.

Main Street, East, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

 

North from Highway Bridge, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

 

 

Back of photo: "Men trying to rescue Jake Kutz's truck. The wheels at left is all that was left of this family car. They had to give up and traded the two in the creek for a new truck. The home of Rev. Bragg family was washed in the creek just at the left of this picture. His body has not been recovered." From the Clinton John Collection.

Flood scene, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

View of south side of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Railroad east of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Republican River Flood, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Medicine Creek, north, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

View south side Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

South side, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Park at Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Park at Cambridge, NE. the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Swimming pool, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Swimming pool, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Back of photo: "A view of the railroad showing how the wall of water up-routed railroad tracks so that they looked like a picket fence." From the Clinton John Collection.

Railroad bridge east of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Mill at Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Mill at Cambridge, NE. the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Railroad west, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Mill dam, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This shows how the rope house at the mill caved in. Mr Brown has taken the milk, incorporating it with Jerry and Hal Day." From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Highway southeast Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Highway east fo Cambridge of Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Lake formed by flood, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This is a liake formed on the north of othe olf Chas Hopf farm. Remember the grand corn and grass land down there? River bed is beyond the trees. West of this is a sandy desert for miles along the south side of river. Many farms are intirely covered with river sand. No one knows how deep this is." From the Clinton John Collection.

Highway east of Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "These small mounds of dirt is all that is left of the lovely new highway grade east of town. The vegetation you see is mostly young cottonwoods and will trees coming u by the million since the flood. The grade was washed away from just south of Geo Sayers to Holbrook." From the Clinton John Collection.

A Breakers, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This was the first house south of the river. The west side fell into a 20 foot hole washed in by the current. Notice the trash left on the car in the foreground." From the Clinton John Collection.

Mrs. Campbell, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Flood scene, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Page home, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Four houses of Earl Case, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Case houses, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Goble house, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Flood scene, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

View south side Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Rev. Braggs, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

F.E.R.A. Camp, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: " F.E.R.A. Camp east of the cemetary has been locaed here since June 1st. They'll have to hurry if they get all damaged homes ready for occupancy by winter." From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Republican River Bridge, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Highway, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Back of photo: "These people had put canned fruit and bedding in their car to take to higher ground but the water caught them and nothing was left but trash." From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Sissons, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Republican River Bridge, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Road southeast, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Swimming pool, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Top photo- Earl Johnson house. Bottom photo- Ed Crisp house. Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Schoonovers, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Mud drift, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This is the south side of Cambridge where Earl Cases 4 houses were. His homes have been jammed together." From the Clinton John Collection.

Dean Holmes residence, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Robert Johnson home, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Main Street south, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: " The arrow points to Rankin Elevator Offices across from the depot. Take at 6 a.m. June 1st. Water had gone down 18 inches. This other arrow shows 11 people on a house top waiting to be rescued. Note how high the water is." From the Clinton John Collection.

New railroad grade near Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "The railroad is being moved up on the bluffs between Cambridge and Geo. Sayer's ba[rn]." From the Clinton John Collection.

Highway, Cambridge, NE. Back of photo: "This lake over 12 feet deep just at the slough brige southeast of the old Karash house extends all along the road to the southwest corner of the Karash trees. The cement bridge is surrounded by water and is  useless. A pioneer trail goes thru the Karash yard and east of the old Themolla hill." From the Clinton John Collection.

Back of photo: "The new railroad grade east of town cuts right thru those high bludds east of Geo. Sayers house, goes right thru his yeard and barn (which has been razed) then southwest where it jouns the old track 1 mile east of twon. The Holbrook depot had to be moved." From the Clinton John Collection.

Back of photo: "C.C.C. boys dragging out a dead cow from south Cambridge." From the Clinton John Collection.

Back of photo: "The highway east of town wased by creek and river both." From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

New raillroad grade near Cambridge. From the Clinton John Collection.

Republican River Bridge, Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

Road southeast Cambridge, NE. From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

Back of photo: "This rescue boat was built during the night. By 6 a.m. next morning the force of the water wasn't so great and a boat could venture out a little ways. This was taken north of the tracks." From the Clinton John Collection.

Back of photo: "This picture show the first recue boat going out the next morning at 6 a.m. The water has gone down 18 inches. This is north of the tracks. The men in the boat are: Tom Minnick, Bill Barklund, Fritz Seago." From the Clinton John Collection.

From the Clinton John Collection.

 

 

 

 

 Nebraska Prairie Museum

 

Alma Depot

 

Arapahoe Power House

 

City of Cambridge

 

South of Arapahoe

House near Cambridge

Railroad Bridge South of Oxford


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