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Arkansas River flood June 1921

Identifier: C Photo Album 327

Scope and Contents

Images of the 1921 flood in Pueblo, Colorado. Includes aerial views of the flood, and images of the damage to the track, equipment and facilities of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. Views of viaducts, railroad bridges, locomotives, and the city.


  • 1921?

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Arkansas River flood of 1921 in Pueblo, Colorado leveled the downtown taking over 100 lives and costing an estimated $19 million dollars in damage.


1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.


Title and: "vols. III and IV printed on spine.


The majority of items in this album are cataloged and digitized.

Table of Contents

Aeroplane views of Pueblo subsequent to flood -- Early flood scenes near Union Depot and in business section -- Havoc wrought by flood in Walker yard -- Scenes of desolation in Bottoms -- Train no. 3 -- Views at bridge 118-A -- Engine 605 -- River diversion showing Missouri Pacific 'Island' -- Scenes along the Fountain -- Conditions after flood at and near Portland -- Scenes at Adobe and Beaver -- Shaeffer Dam -- Conditions at and near West Fourth Street viaduct -- repairs to levee near West Fourth Street, Pueblo -- Removing bridge 118A from Arkansas River.

Finding Aid for the Arkansas River flood June 1921[graphic] /report of Arthur Ridgway for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States