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Published: 3/25/2013


1913 Tiffin Flood Gallery

The 1913 flood swept away homes and claimed hundreds of lives, including 19 dead in Tiffin where the Sandusky River winds through the city and a century ago submerged it. Historians are among those marking the flood’s anniversary from March 23-27, 1913, when relentless rain pelted a dozen states in record-setting fashion. At least 428 people were killed in Ohio alone, according to the Ohio Historical Society. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Lisa Swickard, author of Calamity and Courage: Tiffin's Battle During Ohio's Deadly 1913 Flood, speaks about a monument to the Klingshirn children at St. Joseph Cemetery in Tiffin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lisa Swickard, author of Calamity and Courage: Tiffin's Battle During Ohio's Deadly 1913 Flood, speaks about a monument to the ...
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1913 flood photos on display at the Seneca County Museum in Tiffin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 1913 flood photos on display at the Seneca County Museum in Tiffin.
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Damage from the flood of 1913 in Tiffin. Enlarge Damage from the flood of 1913 in Tiffin.
SENECA COUNTY MUSEUM
Looking north across Tiffin. Enlarge Looking north across Tiffin.
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People are rescued from the Shawhan Hotel Enlarge People are rescued from the Shawhan Hotel
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Lisa Swickard speaks about a monument to the Klingshirn children at St. Joseph Cemetery in Tiffin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lisa Swickard speaks about a monument to the Klingshirn children at St. Joseph Cemetery in Tiffin.
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A foot stool recovered from the flood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A foot stool recovered from the flood.
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Mark Steinmetz, assistant director of the Seneca County Museum, speaks about a map of the flood of 1913 at the museum in Tiffin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mark Steinmetz, assistant director of the Seneca County Museum, speaks about a map of the flood of 1913 at the ...
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Mark Steinmetz discusses the flood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mark Steinmetz discusses the flood.
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A boat is used to rescue people from a home. Enlarge A boat is used to rescue people from a home.
SENECA COUNTY MUSEUM
National Guardsmen from Toledo patrol. Enlarge National Guardsmen from Toledo patrol.
SENECA COUNTY MUSEUM
People are rescued from the Shawhan Hotel. Enlarge People are rescued from the Shawhan Hotel.
SENECA COUNTY MUSEUM
The collapsed Washington Street bridge. Enlarge The collapsed Washington Street bridge.
SENECA COUNTY MUSEUM
Sandusky Avenue looking south. Enlarge Sandusky Avenue looking south.
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View of East Market St. looking west. Enlarge View of East Market St. looking west.
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View from Washington Street. Enlarge View from Washington Street.
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