This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the Fair Use clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 section 107 U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Tulare County Library, 200 W. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA 93291; Phn: 559-713-2700; Fax: 559-737-4586.
The downtown district of Visalia, CA, was severely flooded when the Kaweah River, coming out of Sequoia National Park, overflowed its bank December 22, 1955. One of the river's overflow channel was Mill Creek, which flowed under the downtown area via acqueduct. This photo shows the rear entrance to the then new Pacific Bell Telephone Building with a wall of sand bags, after the water had receded.