The 1927 Flood
The 1927 Flood was one of the largest natural disasters to impact Arkansas. Large swaths of the state were inundated. The eastern half of the state was most affected by the flood, but the devastation stretched as far as the state’s western border. Over 2,000,000 acres of farmland were flooded, and more than 100 people lost their lives. The flood resulted in a huge displacement of people as thousands of Arkansans became refugees while fleeing the rising water. The economic costs for the state were also staggering. The flood had a profound impact on how Arkansans viewed their government, and the resulting political and social changes altered the state’s history.
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