My contribution comes from an old Photo of St Charles taken by Rudloph Goebel with comments by John J Buse.
Goebel was a German immigrant to our area in 1856 who set up a photographic studio in our town.
John J Buse was an avid collector of documents and clippings of his town.
Goebel and his assistant (and successor) John Gossler eventually gave Buse over two thousand photos which Buse then dutifully captioned.
These eventually, with the help of John's son, became two historical books for our county.
In the book are several pertaining to natural and man made disasters in our area.
I will leave John's caption to tell the story.
Every once in a while, when the river is low, they still find sections of old river boats.