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Dec 23

1916 Flood takes Lipe Family Home

Posted to Local History Notes on December 23, 2019 at 1:42 PM by Jenny Levins

July, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1916 that devastated western N.C. On Tuesday, January 3, the Iredell County Public Library opened an historical exhibit from the North Carolina Office of Archives and History on the flood called So Great the Devastation: The 1916 Flood. Tuesday evening the exhibit was opened with a special program by Iredell County historian, author, and educator O.C. Stonestreet. A crowd of 75 attended the opening reception and program with refreshments provided by Duke Energy. The exhibit will continue through the month of January and includes several oversize photographs of areas hit by the flood including the Eufola, East Monbo, and the Lookout Shoals Dam areas.


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Dec 23

1916 Flood Exhibit

Posted to Local History Notes on December 23, 2019 at 1:40 PM by Jenny Levins

The Iredell County Public Library hosted an historical exhibit on the flood of 1916 called So Great the Devastation: The 1916 Flood. The exhibit was created by the North Carolina Office of Archives and History and had been on tour around the state through the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resource. Iredell County hosted the exhibit from Jan. 1, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2017.

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Dec 23

1916 Flood and the Russel Family

Posted to Local History Notes on December 23, 2019 at 1:35 PM by Jenny Levins

Now comes a story that some people will refuse to believe. I am purposely putting this amazing and tragic incident at the end of the story so that I may give it special emphasis and try to convince the reader that it really did happen just as I am telling it.


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Tag(s): russel family, flood