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Flooding and rescue work in 1937 as Ohio River Valley floods

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.

Date: 1937, January
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Missouri State Festival, a race track and stands built by Works Progress Administration Projects in Missouri, United States.

Development works under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Projects in Missouri, United States. The Missouri State Festival with various attractions and swings. People at a race track built by WPA. People in packed spectators stand watch athletes run.

Date: 1937
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People get employment, development of canals, roads and airports under the WPA projects in Missouri, United States.

Development works in Missouri, United States. Smoke stacks of a factory under halt. Depressed and discouraged men in public places of Missouri. Under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects, people work in agricultural farms and in factories. People lined outside a shop to purchase milk and eatables. Girls play in a park. A happy family. Streets paved in St. Louis and county roads surfaced. Gravel quarried by labors. The Joplin airport graded and surfaced by horse drawn rollers.

Date: 1937
Duration: 3 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Underground water survey for farmers and repair of sewers by Works Progress Administration Projects in Missouri, United States.

Development works under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Projects in Missouri, United States. A farmer of Missouri uses an ancient divining rod to search for underground water. Geological survey of underground water by experts, under WPA project. Survey machines and experts work in a field to test the availability of underground water in the field. equipment drill tube wells. Experts in a laboratory test the minerals and salts in available water. Public health improvement works in St Louis. Construction and repairs of sewers by workers. New built homes in the area.

Date: 1937
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Schools under construction, and development works under the Works Progress Administration Projects in Missouri, United States.

Development works under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Projects in Missouri, United States. Students of a school swim in a swimming pool. Masons and painters at work at a school under construction. A square dance is held in the Winona community hall. Couples dance as musicians play violin and other instruments.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Potters make vessels and women at weaving industry under Works Progress Administration Projects in Missouri, United States.

Development works under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Projects in Missouri, United States. Experts dig clay from ground to examine its utility in pottery. A potter's workshop with various items kept. A potter makes a jar on potter's wheel. Women workers at wool and weaving industry, work on hand looms and make cloth. A product made by the women.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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