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The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Ann Dunlevy
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.
2 hours sound cassette
34 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
75 minutes length
Interviewee: Dunlevy, Mary Ann
Interviewer: Shoptaugh, Terry L.
Made in: Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 57 (Library Call Number)
AV1999.66.10 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project'