WALL STREET: Water Under the Bridge

The Missouri River is harder to suit in the matter of beds than a traveling man. Time after time it has gotten out of its bed in the middle of the night with no apparent provocation and has hunted up a new bed. It goes traveling sidewise, rearranges geography and dabbles in real estate.

—Historian George Fitch, 1907

One stormy night in 1946, the Mighty Mo got out of its bed in the Decatur loop, midway between Omaha and Sioux City, and settled in a new bed half a mile to the east. This confronted the civic fathers...

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