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March 5, 1993

Watch out! The Missouri River at Hermann rose 11 feet in 48 hours and the Mississippi at St. Louis rose 14 feet in that same time period. There was much more to come.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.