Thursday, May 05, 2011

[News and Notes] Learn More About the Great Flood

Closed roads, evacuations, and unusually high water have swept through parts of the Mid-South. This type of natural disaster has happened before, as seen on the Commercial Appeal's photo gallery of the 1927 and 1937 floods.

To learn more about the Great Flood of 1927 we recommend:

Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America, by John M. Barry

Click here to find a copy from the library catalog.

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