Hartsburg prepared for river flooding
Residents say some businesses already suffering effects before water even arrives
Sunday, June 19, 2011
HARTSBURG, Mo. — As this small river town braces for possible flooding, the rising Missouri River has already taken a toll on some of its residents.
The economy of the town, known by many as the host of the annual Hartsburg Pumpkin festival or a quaint stop along the Katy Trail, relies on tourism and farming.
“I have a bed and breakfast, and 99.9 plus percent of my business comes from the Katy Trail,” said Jeanette Crawford, owner of the Globe Hotel, a local bed and breakfast. “When the water’s over the trail, they’re not coming.”
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