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By Jake Sandlin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 

90 years since 'Great Flood of 1927'

 

April 23, 2017



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Growing up in North Little Rock, and later as head of the city's History Commission, Sandra Taylor-Smith has heard and studied many tales about the "Great Flood of 1927" that spilled Arkansas River waters into the city's downtown and low-lying neighborhoods.

The city was one of many hit by that year's flooding, which ultimately affected 36 Arkansas counties, covered 2 million acres of the state's farmland, and was later labeled by the National Weather Service as Arkansas' top 20th-century weather disaster.

"It hit here on Easter Sunday," which was April 17, Taylor...



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