History photo: Flooding nothing new

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The backyard of Dallas and Susie Smith covered by flood water. Courtesy of Maricopa Historical Society.

Floodwaters inundate the backyard of Dallas and Susie Smith in September 1946. Their home was just south of today’s Business Barn. Dallas Smith was a telegrapher for the Southern Pacific and M&P railroads for many years in the 1900s. His wife, Susie, was a great historian for the area, preserving much of Maricopa’s history and photos for future generations.

The land where the Smiths' home was, in a recent photo. Photo by Brian Petersheim Jr.
The land where the Smiths’ home was, in a recent photo. Photo by Brian Petersheim Jr.

 

This story was first published in the September edition of InMaricopa magazine.