Stories tagged with: 1913 Flood

April 13, 2013 - 1:36pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

The Stone Academy Historic Site and Museum is temporarily displaying historical photos and artifacts that were displayed at the John McIntire Library during last months 100 year commemoration.

"It is the first of a two step process. It is a temporary display, but we hope to make it into a permanent display upstairs when we get some more funding," said Jim Geyer, Pioneer Historical Society Director of Museums.

The museum will also be showing a video and slideshow that...

March 23, 2013 - 4:15pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

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.

March 22, 2013 - 4:49pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

The unveiling of the flood markers event will be held at The John McIntire Library Auditorium this Saturday.

"This Saturday at 1 p.m.. there will be the final program. Which is very commemorative and celebratory. A movie will be shown, it's about a 7-minute documentary. And then information from the watershed district regarding, as a result of the flood, the kinds of things that are in place now that keep us safer and more able to control things," said Blair Tom,...

March 18, 2013 - 4:06pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

The one hundredth anniversary of the 1913 flood is only days away and when looking at old photographs and memorabilia, it's clear something had to be done about flood control.

Officials used the 1913 flood as a perfect example for how one storm could effect an entire region; resulting in the construction of the Dillon Dam and many others that are part of the Muskingum Basin.

Clifton Kilpatrick, Project Manager at Dillon Dam said, "It was significant flood and of course from...

March 18, 2013 - 10:16am
3 years 22 weeks ago

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...

March 16, 2013 - 5:24pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

The John McIntire Library commemorates the 1913 Great Flood. The hour long presentation of slides and commentary was presented by Tom Brown, a Zanesville resident.

"Zanesville was just devastated with all the water and such and it's just a story that needs to be told, what our grandparents had to go through," said Gary Allen, who contributed to the presentation.

The library will also be commemorating the 1913 Flood by unveiling the flood markers next Saturday at 1p.m....

March 15, 2013 - 2:04pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

Work begins on dams in the Muskingum Water Conservancy district.

The multi-tiered $600 million project will begin with dams in Dover and Bolivar, working its way to the Mohawk Dam in Coshocton County. It then will include some work at Dillon Dam in Muskingum County. It's a joint effort between the Army Corps of Engineers and the Conservancy District.

"These are maintenance projects that need to be done to ensure that they continue to operate efficiently and the way they were...

March 12, 2013 - 6:45pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

For the past few weeks on WHIZ TV we have aired a dozen 90 second clips remembering the Great 1913 Flood in our area.

Now these small clips will be compiled into a DVD and will be available for purchase for twenty dollars through The John McIntire Library.

Assistant Director, Blair Tom said, "And so much interest has been expressed in having a copy that WHIZ Media Group has agreed to make those available late March early April, so people who are interested are welcome to...

March 9, 2013 - 7:21pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

Earlier today, hundreds of people stopped by the John McIntire Library to learn and tell their family stories about the 1913 flood. There were photographs, newspapers, a panel discussion and movie in remembrance of the tragic event.

"We're delighted that over 200 people have come already and just such great comments and feedback. Connecting to resources that in the future we'll be able to catalog. So when people are researching or have stories, we'll be able to connect all of...

February 12, 2013 - 7:26pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

A hundred years ago, a week long storm blew through the Midwest, rocking our region with ice, winds, tornadoes and torrential downpours causing The Great Flood of 1913,

It became known as Our Greatest Natural Disaster and as the monumental anniversary approaches, a native of Morgan County and professor at Ohio University Zanesville, Rick Shriver, wrote, produced, and edited a short documentary featuring historic information regarding the flood and old photographs he enhanced using...

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