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1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line

 
 
1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 16, 2013
1. 1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line Marker
Inscription.

Marais des Cygnes River Flood
Crest of July 11-12, 1951

High-Water Line
Surveyed by the U.S. Geologic Survey

 
Erected by U.S. Geologic Survey and Franklin County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 37.231′ N, 95° 16.186′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Kansas, in Franklin County. Touch for map. Marker is on the west fašade of the Old Depot Museum (former AT&SF Railway station), 135 West Tecumseh Street. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa KS 66067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Depot Museum (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Old Depot Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Marais de Cygnes River (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company K, 20th Regiment Kansas Volunteers (about 700 feet away); Main Street, 200 Block South (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shepherd & McQuesten Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pickrell Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Down Town Ottawa Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1951 Flood: The Worst Natural Disaster in Franklin County (KS) History
1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 16, 2013
2. 1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line Marker
On wall of the Old Depot Museum
. (Submitted on August 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Photos of the Disaster of 1951. (Submitted on August 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Kansas Big Water - The Flood of 1951 (USGS). (Submitted on August 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 16, 2013
3. 1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line Marker
On wall, visible just behind US flag
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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