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Lawrence County Floods - Gerhart Sisters

As told by YAG Curator
Lawrenceville, Illinois

Story Narrative:

Sisters Sue Gerhart and Rose Gerhart Robison recall the flood in 1943 when their family evacuated in the middle of the night. They talk about how much water came in their house, how it was removed and the damage that remained. They also mention horses being put in a church because they didn't have time to evacuate them. The financial cost of flooding is also explored.

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