Nebraska Light and Power Company (McCook, Neb.) [RG1992.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1992.AM: Nebraska Light and Power Company (McCook, Neb.)

Typescript: ca. 1935
McCook, Willow County, Neb.: Power Company
Size: 1 item

BACKGROUND NOTE

In 1935 the Nebraska Light and Power Company in McCook, Nebraska, was destroyed by a flood. This collection contains photographs and a personal account of the flood.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The manuscript portion of the collection consists of a notebook with commentary accompanied by photographs of the 1935 flood in McCook, Nebraska. The commentary is provided by a man trapped in the Nebraska Light and Power Company building in McCook. He describes the destruction as the water rises, and photographs show the building before, during, and after the flood.

Note: The photo component consists of ten photographic prints showing the 1935 flood of the Republican River in McCook, Nebraska. There are before, during, and after shots of the flood on the Nebraska Light and Power Company building. Included are photographs of attempts made to rescue men stranded in the building.

INVENTORY

Typescript account with photographs of the effects of the Republican River flood of 1935 on the McCook power plant of the Nebraska Light and Power Company.

Subject headings:

Floods — Nebraska — McCook
Floods — Nebraska — Republican River
Gibson, D.
Jaquet, James R.
Kearns, George
McCook (Neb.) — History
Natural disasters — Nebraska — McCook
Nebraska Light and Power Company (McCook, Neb.)
Power resources
Power-plants — Nebraska — McCook
Red Willow County (Neb.) — History
Republican River Valley (Neb.)
Rivers — Nebraska — Red Willow County
Water resources — Nebraska

07-11-2007 Revised TMM/tmm

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