FLOOD ON OSAGE RIVER AT WARSAW, MISSOURI – 1906
Written on the back: “No. 7 Warsaw Flood April 24, 1906. Duplicates 15ȼ Moore’s Gallery, Warsaw Mo.”
As this photo shows, the spur railroad from Sedalia to Warsaw unwisely located its station in the floodplain.
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I would love to see more photos of the town of Warsaw. My mom was born there, Billie Hall, the moved to Union MO when she was 6 months old. Last time We were down there visiting Cable Ridge Cemetery, she told me about the store and that her grandparents, Levi & Clara Houseworth live right behind the store. I wish I could see more. She passed Jan. 2021 🙁 I wish I could show her more photos.
Thank you for posting this.