Noted outdoors writer to discuss the Great Flood of '93
Kenneth Kieser, author of "Missouri's Great Flood of '93 -- Revisiting an Epic Natural Disaster" will be at the Marshall Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24.
The Great Flood of '93 hit the Missouri along with eight other states from the Iowa-Missouri border to the Mississippi river in St. Charles, but devastated mid-Missouri the most. A lot of people lost their land, local shops and some lost their lives and loved ones.
Kieser was one of the first to be on scene, not only to write the story, but to help the best he could. Kieser's 159-page book tells the story through interviews and pictures of those who were most affected.
Kieser is also the author of the novel series "Ride the Trail of Death: Birch Rose Demanded Justice -- Or Revenge," its predecessor "Black Moon's Revenge: They Destroyed His World, Now He Wants Blood."
"I think it's important for people to remember this disaster, and hope we live to never see another like it [flood]," Kieser said.
This program is part of the Adult Summer Reading series at the library -- "The Missouri River -- Catch Our Drift."