Lincoln residents take to higher ground as they get a glimpse of a Salt Creek flood, believed to have taken place in 1902. Writing on the top of the photo dates the image at Oct. 7, 1902. The writing also states that the picture was taken from "top of the viaduct," around 10 a.m. The photographer is unknown, however he or she did win a $2 prize for the image (listed in the writing at top). Though it does not list an official record of a flood in 1902, information on Salt Creek flooding in Lincoln can be found at www.dnr.state.ne.us/floodplain/mitigation/salt-lincoln.html.
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