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Pictures of Belvue's History

These are in no particular order!

1951 Flood

Flood of 1951 on the 13th of July at Belvue,KS. Harold and Charles Struble back of truck. Louise and John Woody near the ice cream cooler. Boys loading groceries onto the truck of Riat Store.

1951 Flood

Flood of 1951 on July 13 at Belvue, KS. Leroy Cook's car, Jim Shortt's tractor and trailer, Fritz Riat's truck. Prof. Eichman handing Jim Shortt some bundles of groceries. Bill Lucy leaning over trailer. Tom Riat back of trailer, Jimmie Shortt leaning on truck. Moving goods out of Mary Riat's store while building showing back of truck is the Lumber Yard Building.

1951 Flood

1951 Flood on July 13 at Belvue,KS. View of Mary Riat's Store and the Post Office. Fritz Riat's truck. Louise and Johnnie Woody near Post Office door. Two Bergstein girls and Lester. Mary Buzzard home to right of picture. Water slowly rising at this time and came within 5 inches of covering walk.

1951 Flood

Flood of 1951 on July 13 at Belvue,KS. View east down Hwy 24 and 40. Keysers Garage and Mary Riat's home. Water running rapidly at this time.

1951 Flood

Flood of 1951 on July 13 at Belvue,KS. Samuel D. Collins house north of Belvue,KS. Water was 6 inches deep in the house. Frank L Weeks ad Mrs. Louise Woody and Johnnie living here at the time.

1951 Flood

Flood of 1951 in July. This picture was taken on the Shoofly curve west of the Vermillion Bridge looking SE. The timber you see down the middle of tracks is the old Vermillion SW of Paul Henningson house. River is only 30ft from the Vermillion at this point and will soon cut into it.

1951 Flood

Flood of 1951 in July. Picture taken to give idea of how it looks from train going over tracks going on the Vermillion railway bridge. The water is 20 to 30 ft deep at this point at normal tide.