Sunday, September 18, 2011

1952 Percival Flood

I found a picture taken by my brother Bob, of the town of Percival in the 1952 flood. The water was higher in Percival in this flood, because in the 2011 flood, the I 29 Interstate has acted as a buffer on the west side of town. Delores Sheldon, a resident one mile south of Percival, has pictures of her dad and others putting their motor boat up on the railroad tracks on the east side of Percival. Harold Holesclaw, another resident of Percival, stayed in town at the north elevator in 1952 and motor boated down the east street in front of the Post Office. In the 2011 flood, water never got on the east side of Percival.

Lynn Handy

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