“The first courthouse built in the County (Dunkin) was erected on the public square in 1847.  It was forty feet square, one and a half stories high, and composed of hewn gum logs from twelve to eighteen inches broad.”  Smyth-Davis, Mary F., History of Dunklin County Missouri, 1845-1895. Published 1896. Page 87. http://archive.org/stream/historyofdunklin00daive/historyofdunklintlin()
In the prehistory of human occupation of the Bootheel, the Hoecake phase is defined by the presence of clay-tempered ceramic. This archaeological phase from about 600 to 600 AD referred to as the Baytown Period included the Morehouse Lowland,  Little River Lowlands, Sikeston Ridge, Crowley’s Ridge, Malden Plain, Western Lowlands, and Matthews or East Prairie Lowlands. This pretty well covers all of southeast Missouri. Charles H. McNutt, editor, Prehistory of the Central Mississippi Valley.
“The first levee on the Mississippi River was constructed about 1717 for the protection of the City of New Orleans. Louisiana planter who had the means built levees to protect their plantations. During the first half of the nineteenth century these private levees were connected, enlarged and strengthened, largely by the employment of slave labor, and by 1850 the land along the lower Mississippi were fairly well protected.” The land in Southeast Missouri and the Eastern third of Arkansas were far less protected. Page 446, Centennial History of Arkansas.  



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    Having grown up on Little River, I have been fascinated with it. Over the past several years, as a local historian, this area has been a special interest. 

     These areas have been treated much like step-children by Jefferson City and Little Rock. They seem to believe nothing has ever happened here.  Our history has been long and varied. Hope you enjoy my trip.  

    Near Puxico is the swampy Mingo Wildlife Refuge. One hundred and fifty year ago, most of the Little River Valley appeared that way. This valley covering two million acres was part of the largest wetland in America.

    Floods frequently intimated the Valley. Between 1815 and 2011, 15 major floods covered or threatened the area.

    Timber companies came in at the end of the 19th Century to clean cut the forest. Louis Houck, a Cape Girardeau lawyer and railroad builder, envisioned a rail network that covered the wetlands.

    Little River Drainage District (LRDD) Corporation was established in 1907 by an act of the Butler County (MO) Circuit Court. 

    Between 1909 and 1928 the LRDD dug nearly 1000 miles of ditches and constructed 30 miles of levees to drain 1.2 million acres of swamp and overflow land in Southeast Missouri. More dirt was moved than in building the Panama Canal.

    One surprise I had was the number of settlements in the area before 1811-1812. Another was the water connection between the Mississippi River and the St. Francis and I had no idea that Little River had enough current to run a grist mill.

    Norman Vickers


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