100th Anniversary of The Great Flood

by Mackenzie Stasko on March 23, 2013 at 11:56 am

As the last commemoration event for The Great Flood of 1913, The Muskingum County Water Conservancy presented flood markers for five local establishments to mark how high the historic flood waters reached at the John McIntire Library Saturday afternoon.

"We’ve been part of the planning committee and one of the primary reasons is because the conservancy district was formed as a result of that Great Flood," said Darrin Lautenshleger of The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy.

The Muskingum Water Conservancy funded the cost of the five charter markers that were given to the American Light Company, John McIntire Library, City Hall, The Muskingum County Court House and The Pioneer Valley Historical Society. Residents can also pink ribbons around downtown Zanesville marking how high the flood waters reached nearly 100 years ago today.

"Each week you’ve seen big crowds, lots of interest, lots of participation, and Zanesville’s community has really turned out to commemorate the flood and what its meant since then. "

If you’re interested in having a marker on your home that was affected by the 1913 flood, you can send your name and address to The Pioneer Historical Society at 115 Jefferson St. Zanesville, Ohio 43701.