William Greenwood, the Modern Noah

William Greenwood was a local character in Olympia, Washington. In the 1920s, he decided that a great flood was coming soon, so he built himself an ark. The press dubbed him the modern Noah.

The exact date that he thought the flood would arrive changed frequently. First it was 1928, then 1932, then 1938, etc.

Eventually the city decided that his ark was a fire hazard, so in June 1942 they had the fire department burn it down. But Greenwood built another, smaller one. He lived on until 1958, dying at the age of 91. More info: Olympia History

San Bernardino County Sun - June 20, 1942

Mason City Globe-Gazette - Feb 13, 1948

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Oct 26, 2019
     Category: Armageddon and Apocalypses | Eccentrics | Crackpots | 1920s

Why is he dressed like Buffalo Bill?
Posted by Judy on 10/26/19 at 01:45 PM
Because. 😉 One eccentric honoring another. And a Masonic sword to dial the strangeness to 12.
Posted by eddi on 10/27/19 at 10:15 PM
And on third glance, I swear he's wearing sneakers.
Posted by eddi on 10/27/19 at 10:17 PM
If he were a Mason, he should have built his ark using bricks.
Posted by ges on 10/28/19 at 10:13 AM
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