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    • Sandbagged homes, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Sandbags help to protect homes in St. Peter from flood water in 1965. Many homes and other structures were threatened by flood water.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Sandbagged home, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A number of houses in St. Peter were threatened by the flood water of the Minnesota River in 1965, including this one. A sandbag dike helped to protect the house.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Sandbag dike on North Eighth Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The sandbag dike system that is shown in this photo was constructed in order to direct flood water from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. The dike along Sunrise Drive was in danger of being...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Sandbag dike on North Eighth Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A view mainly to the south along North Eighth Street, showing a dike built to send water from Sunrise Drive to Madison Street and the Recreation Field in St. Peter, Minnesota during the 1965 flood. The water ultimately made its way to the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Madison Street flood looking west, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Water from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive flowed eastward along Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. The water was sent through a ravine to North Eighth Street, diverted onto Madison Street, and sent into the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Madison Street dike and flood water, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The dike along the south side of Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood is visible in this photograph that was taken from a location on the north side of Madison, between North Eighth and North Seventh Streets. The street sign is at the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Madison Street dike and Conrad Anderson home, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The house in the center of the photo was the home of Conrad Anderson at 320 North Seventh Street in St. Peter at the time of the 1965 flood. The large pile on the right side of the photo was part of an extensive sandbag dike that ran along Madison...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded Skaro Street looking west, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Skaro Street in St. Peter was flooded by water from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter in 1965. The water flowed onto North Eighth Street, was diverted onto Madison Street, and was sent into the Recreation Field,...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • This photograph is part of a large series of photographs that was taken during the 1965 flood in St. Peter. It appears to be the site along Sunrise Drive where a break was made in the dike to allow rapidly rising flood water to be directed...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike on Madison Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Water from a controlled release at a dike along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter can be seen as it is being diverted from North Eighth Street onto Madison Street as it makes its way to the Minnesota River during the 1965 flood. The garage and the rear...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike on Madison Street looking west, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Madison Street in St. Peter became a shallow river while flood water from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive flowed toward the Recreation Field and the Minnesota River. The water was initially directed onto North Eighth Street...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike on Madison Street looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Damage to Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood can be seen in this photo. Water from a controlled release in a dike along Sunrise Drive was diverted to North Eighth and Madison Streets, from which it made its way to the Minnesota...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike on Madison Street looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A large amount of water flowed along Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood, causing significant damage. The water came from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive. That water was initially directed onto North Eighth...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike on Madison Street looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The damage to Madison Street in St. Peter caused by the controlled release of water from behind a dike along Sunrise Drive during the 1965 flood is shown in this photo. The photo was taken in the intersection of North Eighth and Madison Streets,...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike on Madison Street looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Water released from a dike along Sunrise Drive flowed along North Eighth Street in the foreground of this photo before it was diverted to flow eastward along Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. The photo was taken in the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike construction along Sunrise Drive, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Flood water from melted snow west of the city can be seen behind the dike that was constructed along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. Many people responded to the urgent call for volunteers to build the dike. The trees at the far...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike along Sunrise Drive, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A view to the north along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter, Minnesota during the 1965 flood. The dike shown in the photo was constructed in order to prevent melted snow that was not able to soak into frozen soil from flooding the community below the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water and dike along Sunrise Drive, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A view to the north along the sandbag dike that was constructed along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. First Lutheran Church can be seen on the right side of the photo. Flood water from melted snow west of the city can be seen...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water along North Eighth Street looking north, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Water from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter during the 1965 flood can be seen flowing along North Eighth Street in this photo taken from the intersection of North Eighth and Madison Streets. The view looks to the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood damage on Madison Street looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The damage along Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood can be seen in this photo. Water had been sent along the street in order to relieve the pressure on a dike along Sunrise Drive. The garage and the rear of the Conrad Anderson...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dikes and flooded Mill Pond, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The sandbag dike in the foreground was constructed during the 1965 flood in St. Peter to protect the city's electrical substation that was located on the north side of the east end of Nassau Street from the rising Minnesota River. The dike shown...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike on North Eighth Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The sandbag dike shown here was constructed along North Eighth Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood to direct water from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive. The water was sent along North Eighth and Madison Streets to the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike on North Eighth Street looking south, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The street sign at the top of the photo, to the left of center, is at the intersection of North Eighth and Madison Streets in St. Peter. This view to the south along North Eighth Street was taken during the 1965 flood. A sandbag dike was...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike on North Eighth Street looking north, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The sandbag dike at the intersection of North Eighth and Madison Streets in St. Peter in 1965 is in the foreground in this photograph that looks to the north along North Eighth Street. The dike extended for half of a block along North Eighth...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike on Madison Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Two children are shown standing where flood water had destroyed Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. The sandbag dike in this photo was constructed along North Eighth and Madison Streets in order to send water from a controlled...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike on Madison Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Damage to Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood was extensive. Flood water from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive was sent along North Eighth and Madison Streets to the Recreation Field, from which it made its way to...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike on Madison Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The home of the Henry Kretschmer family at 324 North Eighth Street in St. Peter can be seen in the background of this photo taken in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. The sandbags in the foreground were part of a dike that was constructed along...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike on Madison Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A child can be seen looking at the damage on Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. The sandbag dike in the photo was constructed along North Eighth and Madison Streets in order to relieve the pressure on a dike along Sunrise Drive. ...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike on Madison Street looking west, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • This portion of Madison Street in St. Peter was destroyed by flood water from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive in 1965. The building at the far left was on the Henry Kretschmer property at 324 North Eighth Street. The view...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike at flooded Mill Pond, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • This dike along the west side of the mill pond in St. Peter was quickly overwhelmed by the rapidly rising flood water of the Minnesota River in 1965. The photograph was taken from slightly higher ground at the east end of Nassau Street, looking...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike at electrical substation, Nassau Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Construction of a sandbag dike along the east side of the electrical substation at the east end of Nassau Street in St. Peter proceeds as the Minnesota River continues to rise rapidly at the base of the dike in 1965.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike at electrical substation, Nassau Street; St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A dike is shown under construction along the east side of the electrical substation at the east end of Nassau Street in St. Peter in this 1965 flood photograph. Water from the nearby Minnesota River was rising rapidly and had already overwhelmed a...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike and flood damage on Madison Street looking west, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The dike system along Madison Street in St. Peter in 1965 is visible in this view to the west from a location near the intersection with North Washington Avenue. The flood water came from a controlled release in a dike along Sunrise Drive. The...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike and flood damage on Madison Street looking west, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • This photograph was taken in St. Peter during the 1965 flood from a location at the intersection of North Seventh and Madison Streets. This view to the west shows the damage caused by the controlled release of water from a dike along Sunrise Drive...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike and flood damage on Madison Street looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Some of the water that was released from a dike along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter during the 1965 flood can be seen in this view to the east along Madison Street. The car at the left was parked in front of the Ray Olson family home at 403 North...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike and flood damage on Madison Street looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The dike along Madison Street in St. Peter during the 1965 flood was constructed along the street in order to direct flood water to the Recreation Field and the Minnesota River from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive. The STOP...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike and electrical substation, Nassau Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Construction of a sandbag dike on the north side of the east end of Nassau Street during the 1965 flood in St. Peter is underway. In the background can be seen the electrical substation above the mill pond. A dike that was previously constructed...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike along Sunrise Drive, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The sandbag dike shown here was constructed along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter during the 1965 flood in order to prevent water from melted snow west of the city from flooding the city below. First Lutheran Church can be seen in the distance to the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Dike along Sunrise Drive, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • This view is mainly to the south along Sunrise Drive in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. The area in the foreground was flooded by melted snow from west of the city. The sandbag dike visible here protected the city below from the flood water. ...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society

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