True Flood Historian

2014-10-07 21.36.07I want to thank the Colligan History Project and Hamilton’s official Historian Jim Blount for conferring this honor upon me.

During the Centennial Commemoration of the Great Flood of  1913, I made it a particular goal of mine to cover each and every event that the Colligan Project and the Butler County Historical Society produced in cooperation with all the local history partners. I wrote over 20 articles:

  1. Impact of 1913 Flood still felt today March 7, 2013
  2. Flood expert: 1913 event changed nation March 7, 2013
  3. Flood Recovery was a regional effort March 13, 2013
  4. Plaques to mark flood level throughout city March 15, 2013
  5. ‘Time of Terror’ tells story of 1913 Flood March 16, 2013
  6. Animation illustrates 1913 Flood level March 16, 2013
  7. Flood commemoration reaches high water mark  March 23, 2013
  8. Local historian donates historical markers March 25, 2013
  9. City honors the lives lost  and the people who helped with 1913 Flood March 26, 2013
  10. Community gathers to hear flood stories March 28, 2013
  11. Flood ravaged some small towns, left others alone March 30, 2013
  12. Local actors recount flood stories from the streets of Hamilton March 31, 2013
  13. Scientist shares advances in flood forecasting April 5, 2013
  14. Flood left Hamilton a divided city April 10, 2013
  15. Conservancy work took 5 years to get started April 11, 2013
  16. Miami Conservancy created unique flood control plan April 15, 2013
  17. Letters put personal touch to flood tragedy April 20, 2013
  18. Conservancy’s work set standard for future flood control April 26, 2013
  19. Artists pay homage to 1913 Flood survivors April 28, 2013
  20. New video tells the story of the Great Flood April 29, 2103
  21. Downtown church used as hospital after the flood April 30, 2013
  22. Forum explores future of the river May 5, 2013
  23. Flood commemoration shows Hamilton’s ‘resilient community spirit’ May 5, 2013

I was supposed to receive this award and the magnificent glass trophy last spring, but they graciously postponed until tonight.