The Grand River
13.25 in x 9.5 in
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This striking painting of the Grand River was painted the same year as the largest flood in Grand Rapids history. In March of 1904, the Grand River reached a record breaking 19.6 ft, leading to extensive flooding that damaged 2,500 houses on the west side of Grand Rapids. The flood caused an estimated two million dollars in damages, or approximately 45 million dollars adjusted for inflation.
Leafless trees in foreground, river behind and bright sunset in background.
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon