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Lester and Mary Hodgson Photographs and Scrapbooks

Description

This collection consists of negatives and prints taken by Lester V. Hodgson. The photographs mainly document the flood on Mill Creek in Walla Walla, Washington that occurred between March 31 to April 1, 1931. Also included are photographs of agricultural scenes, a military parade and buildings and street scenes in Walla Walla, Washington. The collection includes a scrapbook containing photographs and postcards, primarily of natural disasters such as fires and floods that occurred in other parts of the United States, and Hodgson's autobiography. These photographs are a selection from the overall collection.

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Creator (cre): Hodgson, Lester
Date
circa March 31-April 3, 1931
Description

Photograph of the fire station at the corner of Park and Alder Street surrounded by debris and rubble from the 1931 Walla Walla flood. High water is visible in the background on the left. A group of people looking at the damage are visible in the far background on the right.

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Creator (cre): Hodgson, Lester
Date
circa March 31-April 3, 1931
Description

Photograph of Alder Street and the Spanish-American War Memorial during the 1931 Walla Walla flood. A large tree and other debris are being swept down the road. In the middle ground a car is also being moved by the water. Another car being moved down the road is visible in the background.

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Creator (cre): Hodgson, Lester
Date
circa March 31-April 3, 1931
Description

Photograph of the fire station at the corner of Park and Alder Street partially underwater during the 1931 Walla Walla flood. The water level is at the height of the station's first floor windows. Several large trees are visible in front of the station and in the foreground.

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Creator (cre): Hodgson, Lester
Date
circa March 31-April 3, 1931
Description

Photograph of a man holding onto a street post during the 1931 Walla Walla flood. The water level is at the ground floor windows of a house visible in the background. An overturned car and a large truck partially submerged are also visible behind the man.

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Creator (cre): Hodgson, Lester
Date
circa March 31-April 3, 1931
Description

Photograph of a street during the 1931 Walla Walla flood. The Union-Pacific Depot building is visible in the background. Part of the car the photograph was taken from can be seen on the left.