Armourdale and its surrounding areas are deeply rooted in Industry. From meat packing plants to soap factories, the structure of Armourdale is a direct product of industrial prosperity in the mid to late 1800's. These booming industries produced a strong residential core with a flourishing community.
Throughout the early to mid 1900's Armourdale was plagued with extreme flooding. With water reaching 35 feet above ground, these "high water" years were trying times for the Armourdale Community.
After the most devastating floods in 1903 and 1951, the Kaw Valley Drainage District established flood prevention plans that included the taming of the Kansas River and the building of levee's and Dikes
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