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  • Subject: Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953
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    • Flood of 1953

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Lake Charles (La.)--Pictorial works; Aerial photographs; Chennault Air Force Base (La.)--Pictorial works;
    • Newspaper clippings and photographs of the flood. Caption by Maude Reid: "These aerial pictures show the devasting flood waters along Kayouche Coulee in the eastern part of Lake Charles. The view above was shot straight east along East Broad street...
    • Flood of 1953

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Lake Charles (La.)--Pictorial works; Aerial photographs;
    • Printed caption for top photograph: "The badly flooded section of Lake Charles in the Hodges, Common and Prewitt streets vicinity is shown in this aerial picture. The camera was pointed west while the plane flew over the city east of the Missouri...
    • Waters rise in Lake Charles

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Lake Charles (La.)--Pictorial works; Aerial photographs;
    • Newspaper photograph. Printed caption: "Waters rise in Lake Charles. More and more sections of Lake Charles yesterday resembled this area where all the homes were surrounded by water and residents had to be evacuated. The coulees which network Lake...
    • May 1953 Flood

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Lake Charles Air Force Base (La.); Military vehicles;
    • People perched atop a small tank-like vehicle. Accompanying printed text: "A more or less amphibious Air Force vehicle was used by air police of the Lake Charles base to evacuate families from Airview Terrace on the south side of Airport road near...
    • Lake Charles flood of 1953

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953;
    • Captions by Maude Reid: "Evacuees in the English Bayou area leave their homes by boats. Heitman Knapp, Lake Charles contractor, and a crew of his friends put up sandbags six feet high around his new home on Pithon street to keep the waters from...
    • Flood of 1953

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Disaster relief; Telephone switchboards; Telephone operators; Law enforcement;
    • Newspaper photograph. Printed caption: "For more than three days, the scenes depicted in this series of pictures have been duplicated throughout Lake Charles and the surrounding area. The story of 'Operation Rescue' started in each case at some...
    • Flood of 1953

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Disaster relief; Disaster victims; Aerial photographs;
    • Newspaper photographs of the flood and rescue efforts. Images depict Fisherville, Broad street, and military personnel.
    • May 1953 Flood

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Bird's-eye views; Lake Charles Air Force Base (La.)--Pictorial works;
    • Bird's-eye view of a flooded residential area near the Lake Charles Air Force Base (later Chennault Air Force Base).
    • May 1953 Flood

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Aerial photographs; Lake Charles Air Force Base (La.)--Pictorial works;
    • Aerial photograph of flooding at the Lake Charles Air Base (later Chennault Air Force Base). Handwritten on back of photograph: "First major area flooded east of city and Kayouche coulee included barracks and administration bldgs. of LCAFB."
    • May 1953 Flood

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Aerial photographs; Lake Charles Air Force Base (La.)--Pictorial works;
    • Handwritten on back of photograph: "When the rescue work ended, the AFB barracks which normally house thousands, lay barren and deserted under a gloomy haze."
    • May 1953 Flood

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Aerial photographs; Shell Beach Drive (Lake Charles, La.)--Pictorial works; Lake Charles (La.)--Pictorial works;
    • Accompanying printed text: "How flood waters encroached upon the old section of Lake Charles just south of the main business district is shown by this aerial picture from above the lake near the Lake Charles Boat club, shown in foreground."
    • May 1953 Flood

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Drive-in theaters; Automobile service stations; Broad Street (Lake Charles, La.)--Pictorial works;
    • Businesses on Broad Street from Highway 42 (now Highway 14), including a Texaco Service Station and the Surf Drive In Movie Theater. Handwritten on back of photograph: "Looking down Broad st. from intersection of 42 & Broad."

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