(This article originally appeared on page 8 of the April 24, 1952 publication of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is reprinted word-for-word below.)
‘DAMMED MISSOURI VALLEY, BOOK DISAPPEARS IN FLOOD
BISMARCK, N.D., April 24 (AP)
A patron notified the Bismarck Public Library he was unable to return a borrowed book because his home had been flooded by the Missouri river.
When last seen, he said, the book was going down the Big Muddy.
The title of the book: “The Dammed Missouri Valley.”