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Lawrence County Floods - Dorothy Hennessy

As told by YAG Curator
Lawrenceville, Illinois

Story Narrative:

A student in Lawrence County interviews resident Dorothy Hennessy about her experience of major flooding in 1943. They discuss the effect on families in different areas and what it was like to have a natural disaster during World War II. Contrasts between that flood and the most recent flood in 2008 are also highlighted including why floods in the area are so different now.

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