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THE BIG FLOOD, CALIFORNIA 1955

MARYSVILLE'S CRISIS

Like an artist's sketch, city of Marysville is outlined by heavy lines of protective levees. Surrounding water is higher than city's street level and threatens to break or overflow levees that are holding it back. Photo was taken Friday, December 23, as entire population streamed across Tenth Street bridge, center, under evacuation orders from City Council and Civil Defense Coordinator.

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