Chicago (IL) Day Book
March 29, 1913
Final Edition, pages 30-31

A digitized image of this item was found online at Chronicling America. The item below was abbreviated from the original as noted below.


... Lawrence County and Bedford, Indiana—15 dead.

Paoli (IN) Republic
January 20, 1915
page 1

The members of the Indiana Flood Commission appointed by Gov. Ralston last spring to make investigation of conditions following the disastrous floods of March 1913, have made their report and estimate the loss in Indiana from that flood at $25,000,000. The loss on account of county highways and bridges is estimated at $3,000,000. The commission will make recommendations to the governor of methods intended to prevent, in a measure at least, losses by future floods.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.

Webmaster note – The "great flood of 1913" was one of the worst weather disasters in U. S. history. It not only affected Lawrence county, but the rest of Indiana, and most of the eastern half of the United States. Read the Wikipedia article about this flood.