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A Happy Landing in the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927

  • Greenville, Mississippi, April 30, 1927.

The owner of this old sedan seems quite pleased that he averted disaster by practically parking his car on his porch, as well he should. Although the Mississippi River still overflows it’s banks on a regular basis, the Great Flood in the Spring of 1927 was particularly horrendous. He was fortunate that both his home and car escaped unscathed during this disaster, although it looks to us like he had a real close call. Comments about the make, model and year of his lucky land cruiser are most welcome. Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

6 responses to “A Happy Landing in the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927

  1. My father lived through that flood, it was bad.

    For more information on what happened to Greenville, I recommend that you read “Rising Tide”. It’s an excellent book.

  2. I really don’t know. But something about the squareness of that body and the hood whispers Willys-Knight to me. Probably 1926, maybe ’25. Hub caps look like one in my junk pile. And that spare tire carrier. Willys-Knight had a distinctive look to the “Y” with their emblem in the center of the spare tire carrier.
    Drive carefully, and enjoy, WS

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