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  • May 7, 2012

    IN PICTURES: The Flood of 1954

    Historical data for the flood of 1954 are difficult to come by, but these pictures tell a story of high water levels extending along ditches and roadways. Have more? We'd love to see them. Email website@brandonsun.com.

  • Floodwaters were precisely waist-high in this Brandon yard during the flood of 1954.

    Floodwaters were precisely waist-high in this Brandon yard during the flood of 1954.   (Courtesy CKX fonds, S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University)

  • Flood waters from Bosshill and Gopher Creeks, tributaries of the Assiniboine River, this week flowed across the No. 22 highway at its entrance to Virden.

    Flood waters from Bosshill and Gopher Creeks, tributaries of the Assiniboine River, this week flowed across the No. 22 highway at its entrance to Virden.   (Winnipeg Tribune Archives, 1954?)

  • There was no provincial sump pump rebate program in place during the flood of 1954, but some pumps were used to keep floodwaters at bay.

    There was no provincial sump pump rebate program in place during the flood of 1954, but some pumps were used to keep floodwaters at bay.   (Courtesy CKX fonds, S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University)

  • Neither snow, nor sleet, nor flood can stop the Brandon mail carriers in 1954.

    Neither snow, nor sleet, nor flood can stop the Brandon mail carriers in 1954.   (Courtesy CKX fonds, S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University)

  • Horses can go where cars cannot, as this team crosses the flooded river just past the 18th Street bridge in 1954.

    Horses can go where cars cannot, as this team crosses the flooded river just past the 18th Street bridge in 1954.   (Courtesy CKX fonds, S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University)

  • According to the 1954 Henderson Directory, the location of Wheat City Auto Wrecking was either 1080 or 1050 on 18th Street -- between Southern Avenue and Brandon Avenue. Was water really in the ditches that far away from the river? Or does this photo show a different location, closer to the river? Email website@brandonsun.com if you know more.

    According to the 1954 Henderson Directory, the location of Wheat City Auto Wrecking was either 1080 or 1050 on 18th Street -- between Southern Avenue and Brandon Avenue. Was water really in the ditches that far away from the river? Or does this photo show a different location, closer to the river? Email website@brandonsun.com if you know more.   (Courtesy CKX fonds, S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University)

  • The buildings are safe, but the wide expanse of the Assiniboine River was visible in this photo from the flood of 1954. The picture appears to have been taken from near First Street and Pacific Avenue. Looking north, one can see the Brandon Mental Health Centre buildings near the horizon.

    The buildings are safe, but the wide expanse of the Assiniboine River was visible in this photo from the flood of 1954. The picture appears to have been taken from near First Street and Pacific Avenue. Looking north, one can see the Brandon Mental Health Centre buildings near the horizon.   (Courtesy CKX fonds, S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University)

  • Water laps up against sandbags on the right-hand side of this image, from the flood of 1954.

    Water laps up against sandbags on the right-hand side of this image, from the flood of 1954.   (Courtesy CKX fonds, S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University)

  • The 18th Street bridge is dry, but all accesses are flooded out during this look at the 1954 Assiniboine River flood. Although the road in the foreground, which looks to be John Avenue, it doesn't appear to have served as an effective dike.

    The 18th Street bridge is dry, but all accesses are flooded out during this look at the 1954 Assiniboine River flood. Although the road in the foreground, which looks to be John Avenue, it doesn't appear to have served as an effective dike.   (Courtesy CKX fonds, S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University)

  • Workers load sandbags into a truck to fight the 1954 flood.

    Workers load sandbags into a truck to fight the 1954 flood.   (Courtesy CKX fonds; S.J. McKee Archives; Brandon University)

  • Do you recognize the location of this photo, taken during the flood of 1954? Some people think it shows the railway near Pacific Avenue, others point to the railway near Park Avenue.

    Do you recognize the location of this photo, taken during the flood of 1954? Some people think it shows the railway near Pacific Avenue, others point to the railway near Park Avenue.   (Courtesy CKX fonds; S.J. McKee Archives; Brandon University)

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