In the spring of 1913, the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys were ravaged by  one of the most devastating floods in the region's history. Among those communities which suffered the consequences of that flood was Tiffin, located on the Sandusky River in northwest Ohio.

During that three-day period, Tiffin sustained more than $1,000,000 in property loss, 46 houses and 2 factories swept away, 10 factories damaged, 69 places of business heavily damaged, 6 bridges within the corporate limits destroyed, and -- worst of all -- 19 lives lost.

Here are pictures of the aftermath which were graciously given to the City of Tiffin by Bill Naumann whose father lived in Tiffin and witnessed the horror.

(To view each picture in greater detail, click on image.)