Today on "It's My House" we shall be making people aware of Pinkhook, Missouri.
There has been a lot of mystery about the founding of Pinhook. Many people believe that it was founded by sharecroppers in the 1930s. This largely African American colony was expanded to nearly 250 people at one time. During the Summer of 2011 the Mississippi began to flood, Pinhook was destroyed on May 2, 2011. The Birds Point- New Madrid levee was blown to save Cairo, Illinois from flooding. Everyone in Pinhook lost their homes that they had lived in for many years. Many are devastated because they loved living in a small community, knowing everyone. These people fled to family or apartments, until they could find a new home. There has been talk of relocating the community as a whole, but the funding is the only issue. In August 2015 remaining buildings were bulldozed.
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