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Photo gallery of the 1937 flood aftermath in Hot Springs


June 17, 1937, flood in Hot Springs


The Fall River in Hot Springs flooded on June 17, 1937, causing substantial damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
The Fall River in Hot Springs flooded on June 17, 1937, causing substantial damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
Debris along the Fall River following the June 17, 1937, flood. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
Debris along the Fall River following the June 17, 1937, flood. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).


Railroad damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
Railroad damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
Bridge damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
Bridge damage in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
This photograph was taken in front of the Evans Hotel looking west up Minnekahta Avenue. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
This photograph was taken in front of the Evans Hotel looking west up Minnekahta Avenue. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).


This car had been swept down the street in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
This car had been swept down the street in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
Railroad damage and flood debris in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).
Railroad damage and flood debris in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of David Batchelor (used with permission).


This bridge over the Fall River was damaged during the 1937 flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This bridge over the Fall River was damaged during the 1937 flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The flood damaged the wall along the stream bank in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The flood damaged the wall along the stream bank in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Photograph of the damage near the South Dakota State Soldiers Home. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Photograph of the damage near the South Dakota State Soldiers Home. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


This railroad bridge was severely damaged by the flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This railroad bridge was severely damaged by the flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The flood bent the tracks off the railroad grade. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The flood bent the tracks off the railroad grade. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


Another damaged bridge over the Fall River. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Another damaged bridge over the Fall River. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


This bridge over the Fall River was damaged during the 1937 flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This bridge over the Fall River was damaged during the 1937 flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The 1937 flood along the Fall River destroyed 13 rail bridges and 8 Hot Springs bridges. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
The 1937 flood along the Fall River destroyed 13 rail bridges and 8 Hot Springs bridges. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Photograph of railroad damage. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Photograph of railroad damage. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).



This car had been swept down the street in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This car had been swept down the street in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Boulders were washed up to this home by the flood waters. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Boulders were washed up to this home by the flood waters. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


This bridge was scoured by the flood waters. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This bridge was scoured by the flood waters. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


Houses were damaged during the 1937 flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Houses were damaged during the 1937 flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Train tracks were obliterated from this railroad grade. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Train tracks were obliterated from this railroad grade. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Damage and debris left in Hot Springs by the June 17, 1937, flood along the Fall River. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Damage and debris left in Hot Springs by the June 17, 1937, flood along the Fall River. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


This building was washed from its foundation. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This building was washed from its foundation. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Boulders were deposited by flood waters. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Boulders were deposited by flood waters. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


Damaged house in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Damaged house in Hot Springs. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


Utility pole was knocked down. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Utility pole was knocked down. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This bridge was washed out by the flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
This bridge was washed out by the flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Building damaged by the the June 17, 1937, flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).
Building damaged by the the June 17, 1937, flood. Photograph courtesy of Fall River County Historical Society (used with permission).


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