Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: History

Rocky Mountain Legacy Series (cc)

The Rocky Mountains are a symbol of America's strength; a tremendous and broad mountain range filled with peaks and valleys - and history. Using the Rockies as its backdrop, this series of documentaries presents us with incredible stories that come out of America's westward expansion, including histories of characters, Click for more

The Pueblo Flood (of 1921) (cc)

Pueblo Flood, The (of 1921) (cc)

Floods are one of nature's most devastating natural disasters. And the disastrous flood that ravaged Pueblo, Colorado, on June 3, 1921, is still recalled as the most horrific event in the city's history. In this stirring documentary, which uses archival photographs, rare film footage and personal remembrances, including a rare interview with survivor, Bernie Kelly, we are taken back in time to re-live this memorable incident. Here we discover that an impressive system of levees had been built that made the city flood-proof, or so its citizens thought; however, unusual downpours caused both the Arkansas and Fountain Rivers to overflow their banks and break through the levees and literally wash away considerable parts of the city. The excessive levels of water knocked out power; trains tried to get people out of town, but tracks sagged and boxcars fell over; people tried to take refuge on rooftops, but many died when buildings collapsed; houses were swept away with people still inside them; also flaming timbers drifted against buildings, which ignited deadly fires. The loss of life and at least one-third of the city's businesses did not defeat the determined community; organizations such as the First Baptist Church, Elks Club, Red Cross and Salvation Army joined state and federal relief groups, often knee-deep in mud, to help the city rebuild and make new and better plans for avoiding another such occurrence. 01/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned IJSCA 30 min.

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