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417A Flood May 1944 Godwin Sisters.jpg
Ina Godwin holding granddaughter Cheryl Godwin while sitting on the washed out bridge on May 1, 1944.

415A Flood May 1944 Godwin Sisters.jpg
Leslie Godwin standing on the washed out bridge on May 1, 1944. The Arkansas River flooded and on April 26, 1944 the bridge collapsed.

138 New Bridge 1946 Maurine Holt.jpg
Maurine Mohr went down during the noon hour of school and sat on the new bridge completed in 1946. This bridge replaced the one damaged from flooding in 1944.

41 Derby bridge down 1944 Maurine Holt.jpg
On April 25, 1944 one 15-foot section of the bridge broke and washed away due to the flooding water. Then on April 26, 1944 the rest of the bridge collapsed into the Arkansas River. The 375 foot long bridge was originally built in 1900 of wood…

4A Arkansas River Bridge 1909 Butch Ewing.jpg
Written on the back

Left side:

Yes Walter W. is still at home now but he has a little better time than he use to he goes with the girls now. Answer soon.

Route 2 Box 31
Aug. 30 Derby Kans.

Thanks for pretty card. I am not at home now I…

29 Bridge with person in coveralls postcard photo 1908 Maurine Holt.jpg
A postcard photo of the bridge over the Arkansas River near Derby, Kansas. A boy in coveralls is standing on the bridge.

Arkansas River.jpg
In 1871, Dr. Henry Clay Tucker arrived in this area from Ohio and began practicing medicine. With no bridge across the Arkansas River, he often swam across to tend to patients west of the river.

In 1873, an influx of people to El Paso, Kansas…
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