Caption: The Mississippi River rises into some of the shacks of the city's biggest Hooverville in November 1931. The Municipal Bridge upriver is in the background. Press reports estimated that more than 3,000 people lived in the big Hooverville, and another 2,000 lived in smaller clusters along the city's 16-mile riverfront. Residents who were chased by floods kept returning until the federal Works Progress Administration cleared out Hooverville in 1936. But some residents came back and rebuilt after that, and clusters of squatter shacks could be seen along the river into the 1960s. (Post-Dispatch)
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