1897 Flood Slideshow

The big flood came in April 1897. Fargo, just four years after recovering from a devastating fire, suffered a flood that set a record that wasn't broken for one hundred years. The Red River crested at 39.1 feet on April 7, 1897.

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1897 Flood
Downtown Fargo
Martin Hotel
Martin Hotel
1897 Flood
Downtown Fargo
First Avenue South
First Avenue South
First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church
Wooden pavers.
Wooden street pavers floating away
Jones Hall at Fargo College
Jones Hall at Fargo College
Unknown location
Unknown location
Evacuation by rowboat
Evacuation by rowboat
Evacuation by rowboat
Evacuation by rowboat
Wooden sidewalks.
Wooden sidewalks
Unknown location
Unknown location
Unknown location
Unknown location
NP Railroad Bridge
NP Railroad Bridge
Downtown Fargo
Downtown Fargo
Buffalo Pitts Threshing Machine Company
Buffalo Pitts Threshing Machine Company