Howell Rommel (1906- )



The 1955 Santa Cruz Flood

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1973, vii, 67 pp., 61 illus., 1 map

In 1955 Santa Cruz suffered a major flood which led to the San Lorenzo River flood-control project and the redevelopment of a large portion of the downtown area. Howell Rommel, an enthusiastic amateur photographer, recorded the rising flood waters and the subsequent damage in a series of 61 slides. This volume contains prints of those slides which are accompanied by his explanatory comments and his responses to the interviewer's questions.