Goodbye, The Levee Has Broken, The Story of the Great Dayton Flood

On Sunday, March 23, 1913 rain began to fall in Dayton. Early Tuesday morning, March 25th water was draining into Riverdale and North Dayton - and by Wednesday morning, 15 square miles of Dayton were under water.

Goodbye, The Levee Has Broken, the Story of the Great Dayton Flood, produced by ThinkTV in partnership with the Montgomery County Historical Society, re-tells the story of one of the most important events in the history of the city - the Great Dayton Flood of 1913.

Goodbye, the Levee Has Broken, recounts the day-by-day events of the flood, as experienced by its victims and survivors. Their stories, taken from diaries, letters, and newspaper articles, are brought to life through drawings, film footage, and rarely-seen archival photographs.

We’ll be bringing back this special local production in honor of the 100th anniversary of The Great Dayton Flood at the following times:

Sunday, March 24, at 4pm on ThinkTV16
Sunday, March 24, at 9pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, March 25, at 11pm on ThinkTV16
Tuesday, March 26, at 8pm on ThinkTV16

Goodbye, The Levee Has Broken, the Story of the Great Dayton Flood also will air multiple times on ThinkTV16 Again.
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