The Flood of 1935 - the worst flood in the area's recorded history with as much as 24 inches in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado 

from the Nebraska State Historical Society Moving Image Collections

(Scenes of the Republican River Flood near McCook, Nebraska, show part of the devastation similar in St. Francis, Kansas

Frank and Nora Ferguson, St. Francis, Kansas, account of the flood in 1935

from the book 1935 Republican River Flood, The Cheyenne County Historical Society, 2001