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May 16, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

Great Flood Image Being Considered For State Archive

Article originally appeared on nbc4i.com on May 10, 2011 and was written by Marshall McPeek.

The photo arrived by Certified Mail in a small, rectangular box. It was rolled into a small scroll and threatened to crack into pieces when spread on the table. It shows a panoramic view of downtown Columbus, looking across the mighty Scioto River during the Great Flood of 1913.

The photo certainly tells a story. But is it worthy of becoming a permanent part of the state’s historical archive?

Gary Hess of Bucyrus found the photo in his mother’s attic and asked NBC4 to find out. [link to full article]

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