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Jefferson and Noble Streets intersection during the flood of 1908

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dc.coverage.temporal Battle Creek. Michigan, circa 1908 en_US
dc.identifier.other LPC-033-011-002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.willardlibrary.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/12815
dc.description Postcard showing a photo of flood waters on the intersection of Jefferson and Noble Streets, c. 1908. Battle Creek experienced major flooding in the downtown area in 1887, 1896, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1918, and 1947. By the mid-1950's local leaders worked with the federal government to vacate properties in the flood-prone neighborhood southwest of downtown Battle Creek known as "the bottoms." By 1954 a coalition of local industries and foundations and the federal government was formed to clear housing in the Bottoms. Displaced residents were encouraged to move to the Washington Heights neighborhood. Work began with the Army Core of Engineers on the "Cement River Project" to straighten the Kalamazoo River and channel it so that it no longer could flood the downtown area or displace homeowners. Caption on front: Jefferson Noble Sts. en_US
dc.format.medium b&w postcard en_US
dc.language.iso En en_US
dc.subject Floods en_US
dc.subject Floods, Cyclones en_US
dc.title Jefferson and Noble Streets intersection during the flood of 1908 en_US
dc.type Image en_US

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