Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society To Discuss 1937 Flood

Author Rick Bell will present "The Great Ohio River Valley Flood of 1937" at the Thursday, April 5 meeting of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. Meeting time is 7 pm in the small meeting room of the New Albany-Floyd County Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana. Bell will share stories, facts and photographs of the flood and the citizens who met the challenge and triumphed over the area's worst natural disaster. He grew up hearing accounts of the flood and spent years collecting stories and photographs of the event. He is the author of The Great Flood of 1937 -- Rising Waters, Soaring Spirits, the first book-length study of the tragedy since 1937.

The meeting is free and the public is welcome. For more information about the society, visit

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