1903 Flood - Boonville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 58.731 W 092° 44.687
15S E 522106 N 4314460
Quick Description: This marker has been broken, The date remains, and part of the upper mark, but the text is gone.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2021 8:42:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM15ET5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of marker: Cooper County
Location of marker: Water St., Cobblestone Street Park, under the highway bridge, Boonville

A high-water marker placed east of the street shows the reaches of other severe flooding episodes in Boonville. Floods of 1903, 1944, and 1983 all reached crests of 30.9 feet, nearly ten feet above flood stage. Charles A. Sombart, the owner of a flour mill east of the cobblestone street, erected the stone marker following the flood of 1903.

Natural or man made event?: Natural

What type of marker?: Stone

When did this occur?: 1903

Website related to the event..: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
A picture showing the level along with any markers telling of what had occurred can be used. Better yet would be a picture of you or someone standing next to the high level mark, that would show if you would have been just wading or completely submersed.
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