Most People Don’t Know About These Strange Ruins Hiding In Missouri
A decorated WWII ship came to Missouri, by way of the Mississippi, to live out the rest of her life as a floating museum. However, the mighty Mississippi proved to be more than the ship could handle. The Great Flood of 1993 caused widespread destruction. In St. Louis, the Mississippi River crested at 49.6 feet on August 1 and sealed the fate of the USS Inaugural. Today, most people don’t know that the ruins of this amazing ship still sit in the river, which is visible to all when the water levels are low.
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Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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