MISSISSIPPI COUNTY IN THE 1930's
The Flood of 1937
LEACHVILLE. During the flood of 1937 we lived a mile or so east of
town near where the Cotton Belt Railroad trestle crossed what was
then known as Dryland Ditch.
When my parents decided the water was going to break through or across
the railroad bed they got us dressed and with what we each could carry
they led us out, walking the tracks into Leachville where a local
merchant, Lindsey Tabor and his wife, put us up. I also recall that
it was winter because my father and older brother would walk back
out to our place each day to check on the farm animals to make sure
the water hadn't frozen in the night and to feed them.
Did you live in Mississippi County during a flood?
Can you share some experiences and memories?