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City sewer employees have dubbed this flow of backwater from the Sixth avenue sewer manhole in Dodge park as "Old Faithful." The top of the manhole is below the river level, and is pouring thousands of gallons of water on the golf course. The pipe…

As the crest passed the Dodge Riverside pumping station here early Tuesday and hundreds of workers who had toiled around the clock went home for rest, two lone patrolmen of the Iowa State Guard are shown as they meet at the junction of their patrol…

Herman Olsen, who lives at 36 Pickard Lane, Lake Manawa, rows his boat right up the street, almost to his front door. The flood waters covered a vast area of land surrounding Lake Manawa, but did not reach into the center of the village.

Normally this is the road that motorists use to travel around the southeast tip of Lake Manawa. Monday afternoon flood waters had covered the road to a depth of about 18 inches, poured over the floors of half a dozen cottages located at the end of…

Flood waters from the Missouri, sweeping into Lake Manawa from the south and southeast, completely surrounded the Council Bluffs Country Club late Monday, and water flowed up a swale to within a couple blocks of the road south of the Manawa school.

Flood of 1943

Flood of 1943

Mr. and Mrs Bill Tyson, flood victims, muse over hat that once was new.

Men filling sandbags
Flood of 1943

Sandbagged road near the Missouri River
Flood of 1943

Removal of sandbags in order to release flood water in East Omaha
Flood of 1943

Hamburg, IA
Flood of 1943

Loading trucks with sand
Flood of 1943

Typhoid inoculations at Manawa following the Flood of 1943

Atop the sand-bagged, dirt bulwarked levee, which held the crest of the Missouri river flood waters away from Council Bluffs are, left to right, Mayor S.W. McCall, Lt. Gen. M.A. Tinley, commander of the Iowa state guard; Gov. B.B. Hickenlooper of Des…

Mrs. Marie Olson, and Mrs. Fae Burkhalter, of the Ottumwa mobile Red Cross canteen, were toasted in coffee Tuesday afternoon by Sgt. J.A. Bramen, and Corp. William Lemfor, of Atlantic, in appreciation of the Red Cross' work in feeding the many hungry…

Completely sand-bagged against the threat of Missouri river flood water is the Council Bluffs waterworks pumping station, located just a few feet away from the stream. Pumping equipment inside the station is located in deep concrete pits, well below…

The old army game had already started at the Armory Saturday morning as three men from the Fairfield detachment, Jack Zierlien, John Hay, and Frank R. Danielson, settle down in a corner to guard some of the medical division's equipment.

This section of East Omaha, just east of the Pottawattamie county line, looked like a scene from Venice as the Nonpareil's aerial photographer swept over it Saturday afternoon.
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