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    • Flooded Minnesota River and Broadway Bridge, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Sandbags, large rocks, and riprap were used to stabilize the east end of the Highway 99 bridge at St. Peter during the 1965 flood. It was feared that the rapidly moving water of the Minnesota River would erode the bridge supports sufficiently to...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded Highway 99 looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The site where the main railroad track crosses Highway 99 east of St. Peter is covered by flood water from the Minnesota River in 1965. The Milwaukee Road boxcar was on a siding at the Peavey elevator slightly to the east of the crossing.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded Highway 99, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Flood water from the Minnesota River has covered Highway 99 east of St. Peter in this 1965 photograph. The Peavey elevator is visible in the distance, slightly to the east of the railroad track that crosses the highway. The location is in Kasota...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water at Highway 22 bridge, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Large amounts of ice can be seen at the Highway 22 bridge over the flooded Minnesota River in 1965 at St. Peter. The photograph was taken from a location above the river by the Holiday House Supper Club on the east side of the river. This...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded railroad depot looking south, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The old railroad depot at St. Peter can be seen at the far right in this photograph taken during the 1965 flood. Water from the Minnesota River covered Highway 99 east of St. Peter, as well as the main railroad track that ran in front of the depot...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded house, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • This house at St. Peter was flooded by the rapidly rising Minnesota River in 1965. The house was located slightly beyond the eastern end of the bridge across the river at Broadway. The location is in Kasota Township in Le Sueur County.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded Highway 22, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A view toward the southeast along flooded State Highway 22, looking toward the bridge over the Minnesota River near the south end of St. Peter, Minnesota during the 1965 flood. This location is in Kasota Township in Le Sueur County.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded house, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • This house at St. Peter was flooded by the rapidly rising Minnesota River in 1965. The house was located slightly beyond the eastern end of the bridge across the river at Broadway. The location is in Kasota Township in Le Sueur County.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded Highway 99 looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Highway 99 east of St. Peter is shown covered by flood water from the Minnesota River in 1965. The railroad boxcar was located on a siding at the Peavey elevator, slightly to east of where the main railroad track crossed the highway.
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded Minnesota River and Broadway Bridge, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The rapidly moving flood water of the Minnesota River eroded soil at the east end of the Highway 99 bridge at St. Peter during the 1965 flood. The water was moving from south to north, which is from left to right in this photo. At the time, it...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded Minnesota River at the Highway 22 Bridge, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The flooded Minnesota River can be seen from the west end of the old bridge on State Highway 22 at St. Peter in 1965. A small portion of the Rabbit Road bridge can be seen at the far right, beyond the river bridge. This location is in Kasota...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood damage to Highway 99 looking east, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • The pavement of Highway 99 east of St. Peter was extensively damaged by the flood water of the Minnesota River in 1965. This photograph looks to the east, from a location near the railroad crossing a short distance from St. Peter, and near the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flooded Minnesota River and Broadway Bridge, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A load of riprap falls into the water at the east end of the Highway 99 bridge in St. Peter during the 1965 flood. The rapidly moving water of the Minnesota River was eroding the soil from the base of the bridge, threatening to collapse it. See...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Flood water at Highway 22 bridge, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Large chunks of ice on the Minnesota River hit the Highway 22 bridge at St. Peter during the 1965 flood. This photograph was taken from the west end of the bridge. In the background, a small portion of the Rabbit Road bridge over the highway can...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Dike along North Eighth Street, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • A sandbag dike along North Eighth Street in St. Peter in 1965 turned flood water flowing eastward from a controlled release from a dike along Sunrise Drive into a southward flow for one half of a block. The water then traveled eastward on Madison...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • The Jaysee Echo (Rochester, Minnesota), Volume 23, Number 6

    • 1955-12-13
    • The Jaysee Echo is a bi-weekly newspaper published by the students of Rochester Junior College. It includes summaries of school activities (sports, clubs, classes, etc), articles on a variety of subjects, social events, and other topics of interest...
    • Rochester Community and Technical College
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • Madison Street dike and flood damage, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1965
    • Madison Street in St. Peter was severely damaged by water that was released from a dike along Sunrise Drive during the 1965 flood. The water was channeled from Sunrise Drive to North Eighth and Madison Streets to the Recreation Field, from which...
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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