Floods Take Heavy Toll Of Stock Farms in Texas: Great Damage Done in Dallas, Fort Worth and North Texas, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-11


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! 1 • 1 • ■ i ■ . 1 1 • Floods Take Heavy Toll Of Stock Farms in Texas Great Damage Done in Dallas, Fort Worth and North Texas FORT WORTH, Texas, May 9.— Joe D. Wolken, who, with his brother, William Wolken, and Ben Koppel, operates the Turf Catering Company at most of the Middle Western tracks, including Keeneland and Oaklawn Park, suffered a heavy loss when flood waters inundated the buildings of the Southwest Exposition and Fat Stock Show in North Fort Worth. Wolken for several years has been operating the Silver Spur, a cabaret restaurant, during the annual Fat Stock Show and at the conclusion of each engagement stored all his fittings and other items in the auditorium against the time for opening the next year. Came the rains, and with them the overflowing of Marine Creek and subsequent flooding of the stock show buildings and grounds. Mud covered everything and what •was not swept away in the torrents during an entire week had been ruined. Wolken was unable to inspect the wreckage, but associates here advised him nothing could be salvaged. Low sections of the county were deep under water and recurrent rains played havoc with all stockmen and with stock in general. Hundreds of thousands of dollars damage, one estimate being over one million dollars, has been done on the North Side here. Dallag experienced one of the worst flood periods in its history, following Fort Worth, which got it first as the raging Trinity struck Tarrant County before reaching further east.

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