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An aerial view shows floodwaters along Clinton’s riverfront in April 1965. Shown are what is now known as Ashford University Field, home of th…

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  • By Charlene Bielema Herald Editor
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of what is no doubt the largest natural disaster to have affected Clinton and the surrounding area — the Floo…

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Fifty years ago today, the Mississippi River crested at 24.85 feet. The Herald is marking the anniversary with a commemorative edition, packed…

During the past several weeks, we at the Clinton Herald asked readers to share their memories and photos of the Great Flood of 1965.

  • By Everett Streit
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Editor's Note: This article, written by Everett A. Streit, was published in the Clinton Herald's Flood of 1965 booklet in that year. Streit wa…