In April of 1927, a large levee system in Mississippi collapsed, submerging over 23,000 miles of the Mississippi River valley beneath the waters of the Mississippi River. Over 200 people were killed and thousands more lost their homes, and public criticism of rescue efforts by authorities following the flood triggered shifts in political loyalties across the region.
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