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Sanderson Flash Flood

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, August 31, 2019
1. Sanderson Flash Flood Marker
Inscription.  On the fateful morning of June 11, 1965, just after 7:00 a.m. following a night of continuous rain, a wall of water with a velocity of 100,000 cubic feet per second crested upon the railroad and ranching community of Sanderson. Twenty-six were killed during the natural disaster, demolishing around sixty homes, injuring dozens and causing many to be homeless. The force of the water washed away railroad and highway bridges and twisted heavy steel rails. Along with the destruction, there were also acts of heroism. Individuals risked their lives to save others and citizens quickly organized to provide relief to victims.
 
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18243.)
 
Location. 30° 8.422′ N, 102° 23.789′ W. Marker is in Sanderson, Texas, in Terrell County. Marker is on East Oak Street (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 US-90, Sanderson TX 79848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Buen Pastor Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles
Sanderson Flash Flood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 31, 2019
2. Sanderson Flash Flood Marker
away); Terrell County Eagle (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Alexander W. Terrell / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Terrell County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baxter's Curve Train Robbery (approx. 9.4 miles away); Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29 (approx. 12 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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