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March 23-27, 1913: Statewide Flood

Notice by Governor James M. Cox placed the city of Dayton, Ohio under martial law

This notice by Governor James M. Cox placed the city of Dayton, Ohio under martial law in the aftermath of the 1913 flood. Cox ordered residents to stay in their homes and cooperate with National Guard troops that were assisting the rescue and clean-up attempts.

Photo courtesy of Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library


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