Friday, April 11, 2014

The Waters Rise Again

Since Peace River Crossing was given village status in 1914, floods have been a frequent visitor. Coincidentally, Tuesday night’s flood occurred exactly one hundred years after Pat’s Creek flooded in 1914, killing a team of bay horses in the process. In addition to the floods of the 2000s, Peace River also flooded several times throughout the 20th Century. The following photos, from the archives, illustrate some of those occasions when Peace River has found itself under the rising waters.
A Bay Team
 Pat's Creek Flood
x87.1521.35 : Gift of the Alexander [Mackenzie?] Historical Society

Eric Piggott's Family
Possible Heart River Flood 
79.1075.19 : Gift of Barbara Crawford

The Filling Station, Near Current CKYL Building
Pat's Creek Flood
77.801.56 : Gift of William Plaizier

Building a Sandbag Barrier on Main Street
Pat's Creek Flood
87.1536.6 : Gift of the Peace River Record Gazette

West Peace River Home in Flood Waters
Peace River Flood
72.482.f : Gift of Mrs. J. Mitchell

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