Taken in front of Gustave Jones home at Second and Beech Streets, this photograph shows boaters enjoying the novelty of the flood. Standing on the porch are Jones (right) and an unidentified man. Jones’s daughter Leah Jones Hurt, sits in the bow of the boat, while Jernigan Reamey and Jeff Avera sit in the stern. The boys are unidentified.
From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016