Archive Record

Object Name Newspaper
Catalog Number 1998.082.006.a,b
Description "The Flood of ‘73 As Recorded In The Pages Of the News-Free Press."
An issue of The Chattanooga News-Free Press consisting of reprints of the headlines, photographs, and articles pertaining to the flooding of the Chattanooga area in 1973.
The period covered was from Friday March 16 to Monday March 19, 1973.
A selection of the headlines include:
Scores Evacuated in Flooding
Creek, River Continue Rising
Flood Damage at $35 Million
Rain Might Raise Water Again
Chickamauga Creek, Tennessee River Still Rising
Boy Drowns in Drainage Ditch
Highways, Businesses Found In “Deep” Trouble
EPB, Gas Co. Give Flood Victims Tips
Flooding Worst Here since 1920
Mountain Streams Swell to Torrents
Business Was All Wet About Everywhere Saturday
Water, Water Everywhere. . . And Not A Drop. . .
‘You Just Can’t Get There From Here,’ Was True
The Water Left A Mess. . . But the Worst Is Over
City, County, East Ridge Furnish Data For U.S. Help
Local Businesses Undergo Second Flood - Customers
Governments Helped, But No Loans Offered Families
With Turtles, Snakes, Fish Removed, Airport Functions
There are also numerous photographs of businesses and individuals as they try to recover from the devastation.
Date 1973
Dates of Creation 1973
Extent of Description 23.00" x 15.00"
Accession number 1998.082