The Powder River Flood of 1923


October 5, 2023

The photo above is one of the few known surviving photos depicting the epic flooding on Powder River in Broadus, 100 years ago this week. The Powder is normally a mile away from the center of town; the photo above shows an unknown Broadus house, with Wolf Mountain barely seen in the background. (Photo courtesy Powder River Historical Museum)

The October 5th, 1923 Powder River County Examiner pulled no punches when it came to descriptive wording when detailing the flood which had inundated the Powder River Valley the week before, as the front page header read "Powder River Did Buck, As...

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