A high levee holds back Mississippi flood waters, protecting the rich land behind them. This old farmstead, viewed here from the levee, reveals a history of the area:

The old gambril roofed barn probably survived the great flood of 1943, but all the rest of the original buildings are gone. The quonset hut was probably built after World War II while the farmstead still housed a working farm family. Sometime later, probably, the house burned or was torn down, and a trailer placed on the old home site.

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Farm Buildings from Three Eras, Mississippi Bottoms, Union County © D. Gorton 2001
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