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Clarksville in Pike County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Great Flood of 73 Volunteer Flood Fighters

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2020
1. Great Flood of 73 Volunteer Flood Fighters Marker
Inscription.  

[High Water Mark]

Dedicated to the
Volunteer Flood Fighters
of the Great Flood of 73.

The Great Flood of 1973
exceeded all other
floods in discharge,
stage and duration in
the reach of the
Mississippi River between
Keokuk, Iowa and the
Mouth of the Missouri River


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkDisastersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 22.29′ N, 90° 54.226′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Missouri, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Howard Street, on the right when traveling north on 1st Street. Monument is in Riverfront Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville MO 63336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle Days (a few steps from this marker); Living with Floods (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of First Building in Pleasant Hill (approx. 5.4 miles away in
Great Flood of 73 Volunteer Flood Fighters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2020
2. Great Flood of 73 Volunteer Flood Fighters Marker
Lock and Dam in background
Illinois); The First U.S. Transcontinental Flight (approx. 8.2 miles away in Illinois); Floods of 1973 and 1993 (approx. 9.3 miles away); Louisiana Public Library (approx. 9.4 miles away); "Miss Lucille's Garden" (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mississippi flood of 1973 at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Remembering the Great Floods of 1993, 1973, and Even 1543 (St. Louis Magazine). (Submitted on September 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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