Far Hills Speaker Series: The Great Flood of 1913

Far Hills Speaker Series: The Great Flood of 1913

Local historian Mark Risley recounts the monumental 1913 Dayton flood, Oakwood's contribution to recovery, and the impact still felt today.

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Address: 1776 Far Hills Avenue, Oakwood, OH 45419 [Map/directions]
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Cost: FREE

Far Hills Speaker Series: The Great Flood of 1913

Local historian Mark Risley recounts the monumental 1913 Dayton flood, Oakwood's contribution to recovery, and the impact still felt today.

In March 1913, the Miami Valley received almost 12 inches of rain within three days. The rain fell on almost frozen ground and with no place to go the downtown was flooded to a level of almost 20 feet. Mark Risley is a local historian, writer, instructor, and public speaker in the Dayton area.

The Far Hills Speaker Series is presented through a partnership between the Oakwood Historical Society and Wright Memorial Public Library. 

Wright Memorial Public Library

Far Hills Speaker Series: The Great Flood of 1913 is taking place at Wright Memorial Public Library, which is located at 1776 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood. Wright Memorial Public Library - Books are only the beginning at Wright Memorial Public Library. So much to see, so much to do! - read more

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