By Marty Rhodes Figley
Whatever isn't really correct in New Madrid, Missouri. Nine-year-old Marie sees 1000's of birds flying around the sky like a black cloud. The animals within the barn are stressed. Then, early within the morning of December sixteen, 1811, an earthquake moves. Chimneys throughout city tumble to the floor. Can Marie and her family members locate their method to security?
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Ed. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1988. 48 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK Nine-year-old Marie sees hundreds of birds flying across the sky like a black cloud. The animals in the barn are restless. Then, early in the morning of December 16, 1811, an earthquake strikes. Chimneys across town tumble to the ground. Can Marie and her family find their way to safety? Figley/Marshall Something isn’t right in New Madrid, Missouri.
The New Madrid Earthquake. 1912. Reprint, Marble Hill, MO: Gutenberg-Richter Publications, 1995. Latrobe, J. H. B. The First Steamboat Voyage on Western Waters. Baltimore: John Murphy, 1871. Logston, David R. ” in the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811–12. Nashville: Kettle Mills Press, 1990. McCall, Edith. Biography of a River. New York: Walker and Company, 1990. Penick, James Lal, Jr. The New Madrid Earthquakes. Rev. ed. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1988. 48 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK Nine-year-old Marie sees hundreds of birds flying across the sky like a black cloud.
5 million square miles) was affected. Close to 2,000 smaller earthquakes were recorded throughout the central and eastern United States. Dishes cracked in New York City. Bells rang in 46 Richmond, Virginia. Walls shook in Detroit, Michigan, and clocks stopped in Charleston, South Carolina. New Madrid was almost destroyed by the largest quakes. The December 16 earthquake shook down most of the town’s chimneys. A quake on February 7 destroyed the remaining houses. Many people escaped to higher ground 30 miles north of the town.
The Night the Chimneys Fell (On My Own History) by Marty Rhodes Figley