Carter Lake: A Slice of Iowa in Nebraska

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When a flood redirected the Missouri River in 1877, a small patch of Iowa landed in Nebraska—and a new town was born. Carter Lake incorporated as an independent city in 1930 as Iowa's only community west of the Missouri River. But the town continued to face Nebraska's continued annexation attempts and floods. The Flood of 1952 covered the town in three feet of water. Meanwhile, uncertainty over the state lines led gamblers to flock to Carter Lake for illicit dogfighting, cockfighting, boxing matches and alcohol. Celebrated journalist John Schreier illustrates how the border town once known for its illicit nightlife has evolved into a growing bedroom community beneath the Omaha skyline.
ISBN: 9781467118583
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Iowa
Series: Brief History
Images: 60
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John Schreier is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He has long had a deep passion for writing and history, and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a double major in history. This is his first book. Currently, John is the managing editor of the Daily Nonpareil newspaper in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he resides with his wife, Samantha, and son, Leo. Some of John's other work can also be seen in Sports Illustrated, the Denver Post and the Omaha World-Herald.
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