Courtesy of Americasroof via Wikimedia Commons
A USGS exhibit shows flood levels at Westport Landing on the Missouri River in Kansas City.
June 28, 1844: One of the worst flood in Missouri history began to recede on this day. At its height St. Louis was flooded as far west as Broadway Avenue. East St. Louis was covered by floodwater twenty feet deep.
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.