Houses submerged in water, people along a railroad track. Men carry a boat, people in boats taken to safer place from the flooded city of Marietta, Ohio. People board a railroad train as they flee from the flooded city. Water flows under a ridge, houses submerged in water. Aerial view of the city with water all around. Men load their belongings onto a truck. People rescued and carried away in boat to safer places. Many rendered homeless. Huts submerged in water up to the roof. Car and a truck on a street as rescue operations continue.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates a memorial shaft to pioneers during Sesquicentennial celebrations in Marietta, Ohio. Crowds cheer. President Roosevelt on a stage. Flags are pulled back to reveal the monument. A band plays. View of the Memorial to the Start Westward of the United States, sculpted by Gutzon Borglum, depicting revolutionary and pioneer figures.
Men put tags on pigeons and enter the tag numbers in a list. Pigeons are set free for the National Pigeon Race, part of the Northwest Territory Celebration, being held in Marietta, Ohio. One of the participants is L. Bayne of Baltimore, Maryland. Pigeons in long distance flight on their way to their home roosts in various parts of the United States.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates a monument in Marietta, Ohio to pioneers who established Northwestern United States 150 years ago. A crowd cheers and a band plays. President Roosevelt speaks from a podium. Memorial statues are unveiled.
Colonel Dean Hess addresses at stage as he is conferred with an honorary degree from Marietta College in Ohio. Large crowd gathers. A man honors Dean Hess with the degree. Dean Hess stands with a man and a woman after he got degree.
Damage caused due to flood in Ohio Valley , United States. Newspaper headlines read: '80000 desert homes as Midwest streams rage to higher levels'. People engaged in the rescue and relief work. Men aboard small boats as they carry on rescue work in the steets of downtown Louisville Kentucky. Buildings along the flooded area. Flooded buildings in Evansville Indiana and Paducah Kentucky. Flooded farms and fields washed away. Marooned livestock atop a levy. A dog atop a car. A cat perched in a 2nd story window just atop flood waters. Aerial views of the flooded Ohio Valley heading toward the Mississippi River. View of the blasting of the so called "fuse plug" in the levy below Cairo Illinois (on the Missouri Side at the junction of the Ohio River and Mississippi River) to prevent the flood waters from destroying Cairo. An army of workmen building extensions on top of the levees near Cairo Illinois to protect it from the flood. Water lapping at the wall built by the workers.