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This series of photographs shows men working at the dike around the waterworks in Topeka, Kansas during the 1951 flood. One photo shows the filling of the sandbags and the other passing them along a long line to be placed on top of the dike and brick wall. Boy Scout Ernst F. Tonsing photographed and filled bags for 36 hours. While flood water did seep onto the grounds, the waterworks continued to pump clean water to the homes and businesses in Topeka.

Creator: Tonsing, Ernst Frederick, 1937-
Date: July 13, 1951

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Item Number: 446944
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.4 FL.1951 *602-603
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446944

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