Nichole Hannahs

A Final Look at the 1913 Flood

by Nichole Hannahs on March 18, 2013 at 6:36 am

It’s the final event in a series to commemorate the flood of 1913.

Saturday, March 23rd elected officials will speak about the flood of 1913 and a former Muskingum County Commissioner will talk about how the event shaped the community we live in today. Five historic markers will also be presented.

"Markers will be unveiled for 5 of the recipients representative of the buildings and businesses that will be around Zanesville and Muskingum County following the event and then additional ones will appear," said Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System Blair Tom.

The library is one of those receiving a marker. The water reached five to six feet in the building and devastated collections on the ground floor.

"The Carnegie Building was hit by the 1913 flood in fact we see photographs in displays that are at the library giving us a sense of how that was, so it wasn’t the highest benchmark, but certainly was affected by that," added Tom.

The event Saturday will take place at 1p.m. in the library’s auditorium. Over 200 people attended this past Saturday’s event.