1911 floods cause destruction in Southwest Colorado, Part 2

1911 floods cause destruction in Southwest Colorado, Part 2

Downtown Dolores during the flood of 1911. The first building on right may be the Akin Mercantile building located on Central Avenue. Notice the oxen on the street.
In this iconic photo looking south from Durango’s Main Avenue bridge at 4 p.m. Oct. 5, 1911, townspeople are checking out the high water that is washing through what is now Rotary Park. By 9:30 p.m., the water was higher than the tops of the arches. The bridge, built in 1906 for $32,000, was one of only three bridges in Durango to survive.
A footbridge washes out at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 1911, while people gathered to watch at the top of the stairs. The water level didn’t reach its peak of 8 feet above flood level until five hours later.
The flood of 1911 inundated 15th Street and Main Avenue in Durango.

1911 floods cause destruction in Southwest Colorado, Part 2

Downtown Dolores during the flood of 1911. The first building on right may be the Akin Mercantile building located on Central Avenue. Notice the oxen on the street.
In this iconic photo looking south from Durango’s Main Avenue bridge at 4 p.m. Oct. 5, 1911, townspeople are checking out the high water that is washing through what is now Rotary Park. By 9:30 p.m., the water was higher than the tops of the arches. The bridge, built in 1906 for $32,000, was one of only three bridges in Durango to survive.
A footbridge washes out at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 1911, while people gathered to watch at the top of the stairs. The water level didn’t reach its peak of 8 feet above flood level until five hours later.
The flood of 1911 inundated 15th Street and Main Avenue in Durango.
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