A shot similar to this ran on the front page of The Missourian June 26, 1967, along with a story headlined “River Keeps Rising.” Then, as now, people gravitated to the riverfront to experience the power of the rushing flood waters. (Click on any photo to make it larger.)
Missing Cape landmarks
The river’s coming up, but both floodgates are still open.
Cape river gauge
Honker’s Boat Dock
I must have worked my way north from the riverfront, because the rest of the roll was taken in that direction. Here’s a car getting ready to launch a boat at what was then called Honker’s Boat Dock in the Red Star District north of the shoe factory.
Shoe factory smokestack
Twin Trees Park?
Picnic next to the floodwaters
Another mystery photo
Need boat to get to garden, chicken and cow
Cape Creek or Juden Creek?
The photo caption continues: “The Mississippi River has backed into Cape Creek, causing the smaller stream to overflow into the Twin Trees Park area.” My topographic map doesn’t show a Cape Creek in that area, but there is a Juden Creek. Has it been renamed or did it go by multiple names like Cape LaCroix creek was also called 3-Mile Creek?
The same week, I did a story about a controversial dam farmers erected near Dutchtown to protect their fields.