The following paragraph is from http://hsv.com/genlintr/newmadrid/
. The site
has an extensive bibliography.
"Los Angeles can expect to be mightily damaged by movement on the San
Andreas Fault, or the Newport-Inglewood or other neighboring faults, most
probably within the next 25 years. But the Eastern and Midwestern states
also face ground shaking of colossal proportions, repetitions of such known
upheavals as the 1886 Charleston, S.C., quake, the 1755 Boston quake, and
the Jamaica Bay quake hundreds of years ago on New York's Long Island. The
granddaddy of them all was the 1811-1812 series of three great quakes on the
New Madrid Fault (halfway between St. Louis and Memphis beneath the
Mississippi), which shook the entire United States. The next time the New
Madrid Fault produces such a quake, it is estimated 60 percent of Memphis
will be devastated, leaving $50 Billion in damage and thousands of dead in
its wake. Memphis, you see - like Armenia - has looked down the barrel of a
loaded seismic gun for decades, but has done virtually nothing to move out
of the crosshairs."
Subject: [ERATH] A Virtual tour of the Tennessee River and historical
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 08:38:53 -0800
Thought you might want to take a virtual tour of the Tennessee River and
its history , since so many of our ancestors left tracks crossing it,
living on it, or coming down it to the Red River mouth then across to
Shreveport or Caddo Lake by log barges & later by paddlewheel flat bottom
Now, for a question: Natchitoches, La. was built on the Cane river as the
oldest French port on the Mississippi watershed and was used during the
Civil War and before as a port on a trail leading to Nacodoches, Texas
and Old San Antonio Road (OSR on roadsigns above Bryan, Texas).
Now . when was the earthquake on the Mississippi? Wasn't it in 1700's?
Didn't the log jam it caused block traffic on the Miss. until after the
Civil War wnen Ammo was used to blast it? or, was the Mississippi or
Morganza floodway always open to flat bottonm rafts? Th White and
Arkansas rivers enter the Miss above the Red River. Where was the log
Charles A. Wyly
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