20. Ties Rowboat to Park Meter, May, 1943
Photo by Alton Evening Telegraph
Grogan Photo of Danville, Illinois
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This is from the flood of 1943 with over million acres underwater and approximately 80,000 reported homeless.
Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles (24 km) north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census. It is famous for being the hometown of Robert Wadlow (the tallest man in the world at a height of 8 foot 11.1 inches (2.72 m)).