The town’s proximity to the Missouri River has forged its character and physical landscape. A section of land was carved off in the 1800s when the river changed course. McKissick Island now lies on the eastern side of the river. The town’s biggest event every year, Old Man River Days, celebrates how the town came together to protect itself from rising floodwaters in 1943.
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