Draining the Missouri Bootheel

In southeastern Missouri there is an area of around 1700 square miles that, owing to its shape in relation to the rest of the state, is called the Missouri Bootheel. A little known part of Bootheel history is a project that has been described as one of the greatest engineering projects in American history, at one time the world’s largest drainage project, which moved more dirt than the digging of the Panama canal.

Oct 25, 2021 | Lance Geiger

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