In Muscatine on Thursday, April 17, 1952, Dale said that the Mississippi River was at 16.5 feet and getting higher. The next day, it had risen to 17.2 feet. Below: Muscatine’s riverfront in the early 1950s.
Hello - I am Stanley Gardner, the only grandson of Jettie Short (above, feeding her farm chickens in 1946) and Williams Gardner. They also had six grand-daughters. This blog is a series of date-related excerpts from Dad's diaries, with selected photos or other visual aids.