Revisiting Pinhook

For my latest freelance project, I’m writing about Missouri’s disappearing black towns. This took me to the village of Pinhook, pop. 30 (2010). In 2011, the town was destroyed when the Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Bird’s Point Levee to save Cairo, Ill., from flooding. I first visited Pinhook in 2011 in the immediate aftermath of the flood. I’d recommend reading Mary Leonard’s work on this flood that devastated several communities. Here’s another link.

The story that incorporates Pinhook will be posted eventually. But here are some photos, and a video (not mine, but start at 8:30).

 

 

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