Republican River Flood of May 30, 1935
This website is dedicated to preserving the history of the Republican River Flood of 1935.
People living in the Republican River Valley had seen floods before, but none like the flood of 1935. The telephone operators worked as long as they could calling people along the river, telling them to get out of the valley, the water's coming. Many just couldn't believe what was to happen. Below are just some of the personal stories from those affected.
Big Flood Hit Northwest Kansas Memorial Day 1935 - Click here for pdf.
Ferguson Family Memories, St. Francis, Kansas from Lucille Edwards - Click here for pdf. (5.11 Mb)
My memories of the flood of 1935 by Betty Harrison Miller (The community of South Fork on the South Fork River) - Click here for pdf.
McCook Power Plant Report - Click here for pdf. (3.23 Mb)
The Republican River Flood and Tornado of 1935 - A first hand account of a time when news travelled slowly and flood control was unheard of on the Great Plains by Helen (Cappel) Fidler, a self published story from Perry, Nebraska - Click here for pdf.
Reminiscence of the Republican River Flood of June 1, 1935 by Bernice Haskins Post of Naponee, NE - Click here for her story.
From The Hardship Trail
The books Bluff-to-Bluff and Bluff-to-Bluff Too! are full of personal stories from Colorado to Concordia, KS. Click here for a compilation of some of the stories in the books.