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Rockport in Spencer County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jan. 29, 1937

 
 
Jan. 29, 1937 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 25, 2022
1. Jan. 29, 1937 Marker
Inscription.  
Highest
flood
in
history
← →
By
R.V. Miller
Ferryman

 
Erected by R.V. Miller.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 1937.
 
Location. 37° 52.905′ N, 87° 2.682′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker is on South 1st Street south of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the bluff wall in Rocky Side Park. South 1st Street is one-way southbound. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport IN 47635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historical Site – Lankford Cave (within shouting distance of this marker); A Visit Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mathias Sharp House (about 600 feet away); Site of Rockport Tavern (about 600 feet away); Abraham Lincoln was a Guest in 1844 (about 700 feet away); Revolutionary War Honor Roll - Spencer County
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); General James C. Veatch (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Rocky Beginning (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio River flood of 1937. Wikipedia entry on the natural disaster, which caused 385 deaths, left 1 million people homeless and caused an estimated $500 million (more than $10 billion in 2022 dollars) in damage. (Submitted on October 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Jan. 29, 1937 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 25, 2022
2. Jan. 29, 1937 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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