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