3rd, 4th, and 5th graders,

welcome to our study of the

KELLY FLOOD!    


Click HERE for a 5 minute introduction to the GrosVentre Slide and the 1927 Kelly Flood.


Be detectives!  

By studying pictures, descriptions, captions, personal stories, and facts, piece together what life was like between 1925 (the slide) and 1927 (the flood).  

You will need to use your "skim and scan" skills to pick out the parts of these articles that are useful to you.

Use these links to help you learn more about:

TECHNOLOGY
Communities of Jackson Hole (Scroll down to the picture of the Kelly Gas Station with the star on it's sign.  Start reading 2 paragraphs below that)

Some major INVENTIONS in the 1920s

Science and Technology in the 1920s

While there were cars known to be in Kelly in the 1920s, much of Kelly's transportation looked like this...(Do you know this building? Hint: it's NOT in Kelly!)

Read Mormon Row carefully for mention of technology available to the settlers on Mormon Row and surrounding areas.

Snapshots In Time give some great hints at what technology was available in Kelly from 1925-1927 and how it effected people during the disaster.


ENTERTAINMENT

Dancing in the 1920s

Popular Music in the 1920s


FASHION

Fashion in the 1920s (would people in Kelly have dressed like this?  Consider what the people of Kelly probably spent their days doing)

Flappers


FAMILY ROLES
Communities of Jackson Hole (Scroll down to the picture of the Kelly Gas Station with the star on it's sign.  Start reading 2 paragraphs below that)  

What can you learn about family roles by studying food of the times?

Read Mormon Row carefully for hints of family roles in the settling families of Mormon Row and surrounding areas.

Snapshots In Time give some great hints at what different family members were responsible for in the 1920's.

RECREATION

What does this article about SCIENCE tell you about how people spent their leisure time?    

Popular sports

How would transportation of the time have limited recreation in some ways?

JOBS/LIVELYHOOD

Communities of Jackson Hole (Scroll down to the picture of the Kelly Gas Station with the star on it's sign.  Start reading 2 paragraphs below that)

Read Mormon Row carefully for hints of how the settlers made a living on Mormon Row and in surrounding areas.

Snapshots In Time give some great hints at how people made a living in Kelly in the 1920s.

THE TOWN OF KELLY

Communities of Jackson Hole  (Scroll down to the picture of the Kelly Gas Station with the star on it's sign.  Start reading 2 paragraphs below that)

A Historic Map of Kelly (although from the 30's and 40's, it's still really amazing!)

Snapshots In Time give some great hints what Kelly was like in the mid 1920's.