|dee_burris (dee_burris) wrote,|
@ 2011-09-28 06:51 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||flood of 1927, photo post, those places thursday|
Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas were all affected, but Arkansas may have suffered the worst in terms of total land mass underwater.
About 6,600 square miles of the state - 36 of 75 Arkansas counties, or a total of 14% of Arkansas' land mass - were underwater. In some locations, the water was 30 feet deep.
More families in Arkansas - 41,243 - received public and Red Cross relief than in any other state.
My third cousin, Thurman Burris, died in the flood.
Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR - my photo of a photo found in the Jefferson County Historical Museum
6 miles west of Elaine, Desha Co., AR - photo from Library of Congress
Dermott, Chicot Co., AR - photo from Library of Congress