Friday, December 22, 2006

1897 Red River Flood

April 22, 1897 - Dr. Harris home in Pembina, ND This is Doctor Harris' home during the 1897 Flood; Chuck Walker tells me that the same photo was featured in comparison to the house today in a New York Times piece reflecting on the 100 year anniversary of the 1897 flood.

St. Vincent's Christ Church rectory during the flood; although boats were used, as you can see from the man standing in the water, it was only about 18" deep in that particular spot. Still, I think the people in the boat have the better idea!