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Book Signing with Joy Hayden

Book Signing with Joy Hayden

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Red Cloud Opera House
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970

Joy Hayden author of The 1935 Republican River Flood will be signing copies of her book on Wednesday, September 23. This event is free and open to the public. A graduate of Fort Hays State University, Hayden has spent many years studying and compiling the history of the 1935 flood, meeting with survivors, and traveling along the river to document this exciting chapter in the Republican River’s history. Hayden will speak about her research and writing at the Red Cloud Opera House, followed by a book signing.

About the book: On May 31, 1935, a storm system surged along the Republican River, bursting its banks in a matter of minutes with a roar that could be heard miles away. The greatest flood to hit the tri-state area of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, it left behind a landscape rearranged beyond recognition and claimed more than one hundred casualties. However, amid all the destruction and sorrow, amazing acts of heroism and unwavering courage were reported throughout the valley. Author Joy Hayden reveals the historic disaster and the steadfast resolve of those who witnessed it.