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  • Subject: Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953
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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • L.J. Wheeldon

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Boats; Sporting goods stores;
    • Caption by Maude Reid: "The two pictures above show L.J. Wheeldon moving out his stock by boats from his sporting goods store on Bilbo street, between Belden and Church."
    • 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; 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; 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...
    • 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.
    • First Aid For Phones

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Disaster relief; Telephone industry; Automobiles; Men; Clothing & dress;
    • Newspaper photograph. Printed caption: "First aid for phones. Men and materials of the Southern Bell Telephone company from New Orleans poured into Lake Charles to aid in restoring 2100 telephones put out of service in the recent flood. All...
    • An ironic touch

    • Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953; Disaster relief; Disaster victims;
    • Newspaper photograph. Printed caption: "An ironic touch is added as Neil Gobeil, 706 McNabb, hangs a sentimental sampler on the piled up furniture in the living room of his flooded home. Helping him stack furniture is a son-in-law, Buddy Morris....
    • [Lake Charles Flood]

    • Automobile service stations; Floods; Lake Charles (La.)--Flood, 1953;
    • Flooding in Lake Charles at a gas station or used car lot on Broad Street, possibly near the Lake Charles Air Force Base (Chennault Air Force Base) area. Several automobiles are almost completely under water. Signs indicate the gas is 23 cents per...

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