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Fort Worth flood of May 1949

List of primary and secondary sources having to deal with the 1949 flood devastated the city of Fort Worth making it the worst in it's history.

Flash Floods in Texas

Good Secondary source material.
Jonathan Burnett is an engineer in the semiconductor field in Austin Texas. He became interested in flood due to his work with hydrology and flood water flows. In his book he gives very well detailed account of 28 of the most disruptive flood in Texas History from 1900 to 2002. He has good information on the flood of 1949 that occurred in Fort Worth, TX.
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Fort Wortn Huge Deal

Has some bits of information concerning the flood of 1949.


Flood of May 17, 1949, At Fort Worth by Seth Breeding

Flood of May 17, 1949, At Fort Worth by Seth Breeding

The book is a report on the amount of rain in parts of the city, as well as runoff water data in flooded areas. Data was gather from Texas State Board of Water Engineers and the Crops of Engineers Department of the Army. This very informative with maps, graphs, charts, and tables dealing with all the rain that fell from May 15-17 in the City.

The Flood of forty-nine

Good secondary source and Primary source

A detailed description on the flood of 1949 and the effects it had in the city. What makes it a good website for primary sources it's that it has images of news paper clips from that time.

The FWPD Collection - Fort Worth Flood of 1949

This footage from the Fort Worth Police Historical Association captures flooding in Fort Worth and surrounding neighborhoods during the floods of May, 1949. Residents wade through rising waters carrying furniture and other belongings to higher ground as others steer motor boats and rafts along the flooded city streets. Other sequences follow emergency workers tending to a flood victim and flooding at the bustling intersection of 7th Avenue, University Drive, Camp Bowie Boulevard, and Bailey Avenue. The flood sequences are followed by footage of what appears to be motor boat racing or training exercises held on a swollen river as spectators look on.

Fort Worth Flood, 1949

Fort Worth residents navigating the intersection of Seventh Street, Camp Bowie Boulevard, Bailey Avenue, and University Drive by boat. W.D. Smith Commercial ...

The mayor of Fort Worth wrote a resolution thanking all the people that came to help out the city during it's hour of need.