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A city about to float away

On this date in 1908, the citizens of Pine Bluff were frantically trying to protect their downtown from a marauding Arkansas River that was eating away at the bank and threatening the county courthouse. Ultimately, the city of nearly 15,000 was saved, but it took the illegal destruction of government levees to accomplish that goal.

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