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