f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Windy Bar refugees 1939

Posted Friday, May 6, 2011, at 7:30 AM

April 24, 1939 Southeast Missourian

Alfred Moore, farmer, and his wife, daughter and grandson, taxied up on Independence just west of Water Street Saturday in their 15-foot boat, loaded with all household possessions after they had been chased off Windy Bar, 6 miles upstream on Mississippi River on the Missouri side. Here they sought temporary shelter with relatives until the flood recedes. This shows the turbulent Mississippi at a stage of 36.02 feet, its crest. A part of the seawall is visible in the background. Truck crops on the bar island gone, the family now faces the prospect of trying anew to make a living this summer. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)


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