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Carter Lake: A Slice of Iowa in Nebraska

Carter Lake: A Slice of Iowa in Nebraska

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When a flood redirected the Missouri River in 1877, a small patch of Iowa landed in Nebraska--and a new town was born. Carter Lake incorporated as an independent city in 1930 as Iowa's only community west of the Missouri River. But the town continued to face Nebraska's continued annexation attempts and floods. The Flood of 1952 covered the town in three feet of water. Meanwhile, uncertainty over the state lines led gamblers to flock to Carter Lake for illicit dogfighting, cockfighting, boxing matches and alcohol. Celebrated journalist John Schreier illustrates how the border town once known for its illicit nightlife has evolved into a growing bedroom community beneath the Omaha skyline.

Author: John Schreier
Publisher: History Press
Published: 01/30/2017
Pages: 144
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781467118583
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