Regional History Project
Howell Rommel: The 1955 Santa Cruz Flood
- Author(s): Rommel, Howell
- Calciano, Elizabeth Spedding
- Regional History Project, UCSC Library
- et al.
In 1955 Santa Cruz suffered a major flood which led to the San Lorenzo River flood-control project and the redevelopment of a large portion of the downtown area. Howell Rommel, an enthusiastic amateur photographer, recorded the rising flood waters and the subsequent damage in a series of 61 slides. This volume contains prints of those slides which are accompanied by his explanatory comments and his responses to the interviewer's questions.