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1. 12th Street Viaduct and West Bottoms 12th Street Viaduct and West Bottoms 1951 View facing east along 12th Street Viaduct from the West Bottoms in the aftermath of the 1951 Flood.

2. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Photograph of doll "victim" pinned in mud and debris after1951 flood.

3. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of 1951 flood looking east from near the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas River - shows downtown skyline and flooded West Bottoms area. Intercity Viaduct is on left and the Kansas or Kaw...

4. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and the Intercity Viaduct. Shows broken dike.

5. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 View of unidentified men in flatboat near the foot of the 12th Street Viaduct at 12th and Liberty.

6. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 View of the flooded Columbian Steel Tank Company; located at 12th and Liberty in the West Bottoms.

7. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 View of debris from the flood in the windows of the Gustin-Bacon Building; located at 12th and Liberty.

8. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 View of washed-up trucks, cars, and other debris near the docks of the Union Pacific Freight Depot; located on 12th between Liberty and Wyoming.

9. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flood looking west from Santa Fe between 8th and 12th. Shows Kansas River.

10. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flood looking southwest to the West Bottoms from near West Terrace Park. Includes view of track going into the 8th Street Tunnel.

11. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flood looking west across the West Bottoms from near the foot of the 12th Street Viaduct. Stockyards in view. Businesses in view include Stowe Hardware and Supply Company, Continental Electric...

12. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Looking south along Liberty from the foot of the 12th Street Viaduct; shows debris and dead livestock, result of the flood.

13. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of barges stuck against the second Hannibal Bridge during the 1951 Flood.

14. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flooded area in the West Bottoms looking northeast from near 9th and Wyoming; shows 8th Street Tunnel entrance and downtown Kansas City.

15. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flooded area in the West Bottoms, looking southwest from near the top of the 12th Street Viaduct; shows stockyards, Livestock Exchange building, Kansas River, etc.

16. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view looking north of the American Royal building and stockyards after floodwaters have receded.

17. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flooded area, looking north of bridges spanning Kansas River and the stockyards.

18. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flooded area looking east across Fairfax District. View includes the Kansas City, Kansas, Water and Light plant and tanks of the Phillips Petroleum Company Refinery.

19. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial flood view looking south across the Fairfax District toward the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. Smoke at top left is from the fire at 31st and Roanoke/Southwest Boulevard.

20. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flooded area looking southeast across the Fairax District. Downtown skyline, Municipal Airport, General Motors assembly plant, and Phillips Refinery in view.