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Ceremony to mark 20th anniversary

Ste. Genevieve – The 20th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1993 will be observed as a part of the 2013 Jour de Fete, according to the Ste. Genevieve Herald. The annual event will begin on Aug. 10.

City of Ste. Genevieve Tourism Director Sandra Cabot reported during the July 18 meeting of the Jour de Fete Committee that a ceremony is planned for 3 p.m. on Aug. 11, at Gauge Park on North Main Street to mark 20 years since the record-setting crest of the 1993 flood.

The Herald reported the ceremony will be held for the dedication of Gauge Park, the patch of green space on North Main Street along the North Gabouri Creek where a vertical sign shows the levels of flood crests throughout the city’s history.

Cabot said the park eventually will have a permanent structure to chronicle the Mississippi River’s crests.

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