Throwback Thursday: Flood Scene, March 30. 1912

It’s another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

110 years ago, water from the Platte and Elkhorn Rivers flooded into Valley, Nebraska. Flood waters covered the streets and extended to houses. Some areas were covered in over four feet of muddy water.

This image is owned and published by Valley Public Library. The Friends of the Valley Public Library, Valley, Nebraska, have digitized and described a collection of photographs depicting businesses and members of the local population between the late 1800s and 1900s in Valley. Several images show the severe flood Valley suffered in 1930. Established as a town in 1864, Valley lies northwest of Omaha.

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