Historical Marker on Hwy 136 on the Republican River Flood 1935
2.2 miles west of Oxford
The flood changed the way of life along the Republican River and for Oxford. On May 30, 1935 torrential rains fell in eastern Colorado and southwestern Nebraska causing the peaceful river to run bluff to bluff, over 100 lives had been lost and millions of dollars in damage had been done by the time the water had recessed two days later. To prevent the repeat of such a tragedy the federal government built a series of 5 dams across southwest Nebraska that not only serves as protection but providing recreation and irrigation facilities.