Bartlesville, OK Flood, Oct 1926

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1,500 Flee as Water Invades Homes; One Dead From Fright

By the Associated Press.
Oklahoma City, Ok., Oct. 3.- A half dozen rivers in widely separated sections of Oklahoma, gorged by torrential rainfalls, Sunday night were on the rampage, driving thousands of lowland dwellers to higher and safer spots.

The flooded streams were the Caney, Verdigris nad Neosho Rivers in Northeastern Oklahoma; the Chikaskia and Salt Fork in the North Central part, and the Washita in the Southwestern portion of the State.

Perhaps the most damaging flood was on the Caney River at Bartlesville, which was a veritable peninsula with water racing through the streets on three sides. Two deaths - one drowning and one from fright - were reported there. About 1,500 refugees, driven from their homes by angry waters, were quartered in Bartlesville churches, schools and private homes.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 4 Oct 1926

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