Council Grove, KS Flood, May 1903
FOUR LIVES AND ONE MILLION
Terrible Flood Visits Council Grove, Kas.
Council Grove, Kas., May 29. â€“ The loss by flood in Morris County is estimated at $1,000,000. Four persons were drowned here last night, Edward Clements perished while endeavoring to save his daughter. Ralph Phillips, while trying to rescue a little girl named Woods, was drowned with her. A baby was found dead in the Missouri Pacific yards.
Slacking lime set fire to the M.R. Smith lumber yard, which burned, together with the Farmers and Droversâ€™ bank, the Indicator Store and Robbinsâ€™ drug store, the total loss being $50,000. The big Main street bridge over the Neosho river went down. All the business houses were flooded.
Miles of Missouri Pacific and â€œKatyâ€ tracks were washed out. More than 100 houses are under water and twenty have floated away.
Morning World-Herald, Omaha, NE 30 May 1903