Burdered by heavy rains, the Kansas River rose rapidly on May 29, 1903, and within a week covered the industrial bottomland from Kansas City’s West Bluffs to the bluffs of Kansas City, Kan. Tens of thousands of people — most of them poor — were made homeless, and churches, ethnic societies and other volunteers raised money and donated food and clothing.
Burdered by heavy rains, the Kansas River rose rapidly on May 29, 1903, and within a week covered the industrial bottomland from Kansas City’s West Bluffs to the bluffs of Kansas City, Kan. Tens of thousands of people — most of them poor — were made homeless, and churches, ethnic societies and other volunteers raised money and donated food and clothing.
Burdered by heavy rains, the Kansas River rose rapidly on May 29, 1903, and within a week covered the industrial bottomland from Kansas City’s West Bluffs to the bluffs of Kansas City, Kan. Tens of thousands of people — most of them poor — were made homeless, and churches, ethnic societies and other volunteers raised money and donated food and clothing.

Lowland flood left legacy in highlands, too

July 21, 2015 07:43 AM