Flood waters at the outdoor Independence, Oregon, sports arena, 1943
This photo of a boat tied up to the upper rows of bleachers in the outdoor sports arena in Independence, Oregon, was taken in January 1943. The Willamette River crested at 30 feet that year. The bleachers appear to back up against the newspaper building and a Dodge Plymouth business.
Independence, Oregon; flood; Willamette River
4-1/4 x 8 in.
Salem Public Library
Research by Toni Meyering. This photo is from the Ben Maxwell Photo Album, p 6.