The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Ann Dunlevy
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mary Ann Dunlevy was born in Guthrie, North Dakota. She moved to East Grand Forks in 1956, when she and her husband, Leo Dunlevy, Jr., moved into a newly built house only a little more than one hundred yards from a major bend in the Red River. Dunlevy lived there for 41 years, but after the 1997 flood she decided to sell her home and leave East Grand Forks. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Experiences trying to protect her home during the flood; steps she and her neighbors took to try and raise sandbag dikes to protect property; difficulties in the early days of the flood; the ultimate flooding of their homes; description of damage the high water did to her home, one of the first lost in the flooding of East Grand Forks; loss of personal property due to flood; an extensive recovery period after the flood; and the decision to sell her home and leave East Grand Forks.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
34 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 75 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Dunlevy, Mary Ann
Interviewer: Shoptaugh, Terry
Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/22/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 57
Accession Number AV1999.66.10
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project'

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