A magnitude 6.6 earthquake liquefied the ground, damaged structures, and created sand blows southwest of Charleston, Mo., and south of Bertrand, according to a U.S. Geological Survey history. The earthquake is the biggest to have taken place in the central Mississippi River valley since the 1811-12 New Madrid quakes. This image shows the Moore House of Charleston. The 1899 building began housing the Mississippi County Historical Society in 2020.

Photo credit: Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. TheMoore House, now as of 2020 the headquarters of the Mississippi County Historical Society in Charleston, a small town in southeast Missouri. -11-19. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/2020742666/.