In the spring and summer of 1993 people along the Missouri River were inundated with flood water from extreme Northwest Missouri to points south.
A Kansas City author, Kenneth Keiser (Kees-uh) will be at the Ray County Museum Saturday to meet with the public and sign copies of his book, ‘ Missouri’s Great Flood of ‘93’ which contains a chapter on the Hardin Cemetery Disaster.
Museum manager Linda Emley says her memory of that event will never fade. “I was living in the city, so I was one of those lucky enough that I could go through Excelsior and other areas to get there. Each and every day I had a friend that lived down between Hardin and Norborne. We’d sit out on the front porch and watch coffins float by, Emley said. “They (workers) would pick ‘em up and then they would come back down the road and take ‘em back to Richmond,” she adds.
The book signing will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ray County Museum, it’s located on the county fairgrounds at 907 West Royal Street in Richmond. The 50 room museum will be open for regular hours and the public is invited to attend.