The Great Flood of '38

TitleThe Great Flood of '38
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsCrabtree, Margaret Stinnett, and Omajane Meridieth
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter
Issue Number1
Date PublishedSpring
SubjectsBusinesses, Mountain life, Natural disasters, Personal narratives

Recounts the events leading up to the deaths of the Ball and Evans families in the huge flash flood of Laurel Creek in Sevier County, 1938. Continues with the recovery efforts and theories of the cause, and ends with a list of the eight people who died. Includes four photographs.


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