Red River Floods: Fargo and Moorhead

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Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, have existed on opposite sides of the Red River of the North since 1871. Ever since, heavy moisture from melting snow has combined with spring rains to threaten both towns with a rapidly rising, twisting river. Minor flooding is almost an annual event, and on six occasions the two towns experienced major floods requiring evacuations of large numbers of residents. The history of these floods is covered in the photographs contained in this book, including many provided by residents, local flood-fighting crews, and state and federal agencies. These images tell the story of how the two communities deal with one of nature's most common dangers.
ISBN: 9781467113175
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Dakota
Series: Images of America
Images: 201
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Terry Shoptaugh recently retired from Minnesota State University Moorhead after 28 years spent supervising the University Archives and teaching history and humanities classes. His previous books include You Have Been Kind Enough to Assist Me, a study of America and the Holocaust, and They Were Ready, the story of North Dakota National Guard troops in World War II. His 2004 publication, Moorhead, is also part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series.
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