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Par-Wes-03-075.jpg
This image shows a log bridge--apparently the same one seen in Par-Wes-03-052--that has been destroyed by the August 13, 1940, flood. Other structural debris is evident, including metal rods in the right foreground. The debris line on the opposite…

Par-Wes-03-074.jpg
This image shows a large pile of structural debris along a stream or river following the August 13, 1940, flood. A portion of a bridge can also be seen deposited on the road up the bank, in front of the small house and its outbuildings.…

Par-Wes-03-073.jpg
Similar to Par-Wes-03-005, This image shows what appears to be a pipe stem from a natural spring, probably associated with a house that stood at this location prior to the devastating landslides and flood of August 13, 1940. Boulders and some…

Par-Wes-03-072.jpg
This image shows a wide debris field alongside a mountain creek following the August 13, 1940, flood. Several men can be seen in the distance behind the debris pile at left. Unfortunately, this image has slid within its mounting, leaving a small…

Par-Wes-03-071.jpg
This image shows a board and batten house of modest design whose back room appears to have been partially undercut by flood damage from the August 13, 1940, flood. A portion of the debris field is also visible at far right. This image is paired with…

Par-Wes-03-070.jpg
This close-up image shows pieces of cookware arranged on structural debris found in a landslide debris field following the August 13, 1940, flood. Unfortunately, this image has slid within its mounting, leaving a small portion obscured at bottom.…

Par-Wes-03-069.jpg
A road crew is seen clearing a massive landslide out of an unidentified road, about half of which has also collapsed down the embankment in the foreground. About 20 men appear to be working on this landslide caused by the August 13, 1940, flood.…

Par-Wes-03-068.jpg
The mill in this image appears to be the same as the one in Par-Wes-03-015 and Par-Wes-03-051. Standing adjacent to the mill are the same men seen with the cow in Par-Wes-03-066, one of them possibly George Greene. In this image, the mill and its…

Par-Wes-03-067.jpg
This image appeared in the August 22, 1940, edition of the Watauga Democrat, identifying the house as Zeb Greene's and indicating that both he and Nina Todd, a 15-year-old girl, were swept away from the porch of this home by the August 13, 1940,…

Par-Wes-03-066.jpg
This troubling image shows a cow that has either been injured or killed after being trapped in the debris field of the August 13, 1940, flood. Two men stand nearby, one of them possibly George Greene, posing for the image. Motion blur near the cow's…
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