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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1992.AM:  Nebraska Light and Power Company (McCook, Neb.)



Typescript:  ca. 1935

McCook, Willow County, Neb.:  Power Company

Size:  1 item



BACKGROUND NOTE



In 1935 the Nebraska Light and Power Company in McCook, Nebraska, was destroyed by a flood. This collection contains photographs and a personal account of the flood.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The manuscript portion of the collection consists of a notebook with commentary accompanied by photographs of the 1935 flood in McCook, Nebraska. The commentary is provided by a man trapped in the Nebraska Light and Power Company building in McCook. He describes the destruction as the water rises, and photographs show the building before, during, and after the flood.



Note:  The photo component consists of ten photographic prints showing the 1935 flood of the Republican River in McCook, Nebraska. There are before, during, and after shots of the flood on the Nebraska Light and Power Company building. Included are photographs of attempts made to rescue men stranded in the building.



DESCRIPTION



Typescript account with photographs of the effects of the Republican River flood of 1935 on the McCook power plant of the Nebraska Light and Power Company.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Floods — Nebraska — McCook

Floods — Nebraska — Republican River

Gibson, D.

Jaquet, James R.

Kearns, George

McCook (Neb.) — History

Natural disasters — Nebraska — McCook

Nebraska Light and Power Company (McCook, Neb.)

Power resources

Power-plants — Nebraska — McCook

Red Willow County (Neb.) — History

Republican River Valley (Neb.)

Rivers — Nebraska — Red Willow County

Water resources — Nebraska



 



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