A look at the ’51 flood

The Allen County Historial Society will take a look at the 1951 flood at an annual meeting Friday evening.

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October 20, 2021 - 9:51 AM

The sign for Iola’s Municipal Swimming Pool is partially submerged in the swollen waters of the Neosho River during the 1951 flood. Courtesy photo

The Allen County Historical Society will take a look back at the 1951 flood, which devastated much of the state, including Allen County.

The occasion is the Historical Society’s annual meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Frederick Funston Meeting Hall, 207 N. Jefferson Ave.

A business meeting opens the activities, with the program on the 1951 flood — considered the “gold standard” of floods in these parts when discussing natural disasters in the area.

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