Above: Front of Sunset Siesta Motel, with office completely swept away.
Below: Rear view of Sunset Siesta Motel, looking
east, showing extensive erosion
Above: West side of Hwy 90 bridge looking southeast - note wool caught in railing. Wool was found sticking to telephone
poles, 7 feet from the ground, marking the depth of the water once it jumped the creek bank.
Middle: Northeast of Hwy 90 bridge,
Bottom: Remains of Sanderson Motel, center, showing massive erosion, and destruction of homes on the north bank
of Sanderson Creek.
Above: Jesus Marquez, Jr. home - lost its walls but not its curtains.
Middle: Jesus Marquez, Sr. home - flood waters picked it
up and shoved it against the adjacent home.
Below: Another house, washed up in front of Cedar Grove Cemetery
The Flood of 1965
A community in turmoil
Photos courtesy of the Grigsby Collection at Terrell County Memorial Museum