Monday, March 12, 2012

Squint Shot 031212

As I continued wandering through the basement under the Edward Jones building, these supports caught my eye. They are pretty much nothing more than logs with the bark shaved off. There isn't much in this basement and it looks dry. As I've done research, though, I have come across information of when these basements were filled with two to three feet of water. A spring torrential rain in the early 1910s caused the Cedar River and the stream that used to run behind where the library is now located to overflow and water was running through the downtown as if it was a river. If you look at the stones beyond the posts, you can see moisture discoloration giving credence to the fact there has been water in these basements.

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