River and weather observations in Columbus, 1905-1928

One collection in the Billups-Garth Archives includes two volumes of recordings taken on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Weather Bureau from 1905-1928. The recordings gage the Tombigbee River’s water level as well as the precipitation, wind, and weather in Columbus during that time period.

The first volume was started by observer E. E. Richards in 1905. On March 1, 1906 Joseph “Joe” B. Love took over and ultimately completed the recordings.

Volume I covers August 1905 to October 1915 while volume II covers November 1915 to June 1928.

The records are located under accession # 2008-123 at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

Published in: on April 21, 2012 at 11:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

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