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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Broadway west from Scott St. took on a drab look the first week of April 1952. The city threatened by Missouri River flooding, sandbags wallowed hog-like in the center of the business district. Nearly all business…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--In April of 1881, the Chicago North Western Railroad station was located at Broadway and Sycamore Street, and it looked like this during the historic flood when the depot was used as a boat landing. Note the depot and…

If 1952 Flood Happened This Year . . . this chart, prepared by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, shows what would happen at Council Bluffs if the Missouri River flood of April 1952 were to happen today. Because Fort Randall is now impounding water, the…

North side of Broadway, looking east from 11th Street

Broadway, between the North Western and Illinois Central railroad tracks

Tank farm south of Council Bluffs, flooded by Mosquito Creek

Railroad switch engine pulling off stuck truck on west side of North Western RR city depot, about 4 p.m.

Looking East on Broadway from Eleventh Street, Council Bluffs, IA

The Poudre in flood, looking west from the Oak Street Bridge, May 21, 1904

View of Council Bluffs during the Missouri River flood of 1881

Frank Schultz calmly watches the Missouri River lap at his doorstep below the east end of Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge. Schultz, on familiar terms with the river since 1930, said this spring's water level is the highest he's seen in eight years. But Schultz…

Remnants Of A Bridge...dangle in the swollen waters of Walnut Creek in Waveland Township. It was one of a half dozen bridges washed out or damaged by ice and running water Tuesday.

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Photograph of storm damage on Park Avenue.


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Photograph of car damaged by fallen tree. Behind the Ogden hotel.

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3 photographs of the flooding on Mosquito creek and the Missouri River, 1936.


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Photograph of Council Bluffs (Iowa) taken after the flood of 1881. Looking west from the corner of 7th avenue and 7th street.

Printed on bottom of image: "The Great Flood of 1881. - Cor 7 Av and 7th St in foreground."


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Photograph of Council Bluffs (Iowa) taken after the flood of 1881.

Printed on bottom of image: "The great flood of 1881. Council Bluffs Iowa. Taken Apr 14 (the flood receding)"


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