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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.

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