This Iowa Ghost Town is Completely Underwater
Over its history, the state of Iowa has seen a number of towns wiped off its map for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the railroad or interstate passed the town by, in others, the industry died out and the town went with it. But a number of Iowa communities were deliberately disbanded in the 1960s and what remains of them can still be found underneath Iowa's biggest lake.
Lake Red Rock is the largest lake in the entire Hawkeye State by a considerable margin. It's also an underwater graveyard for six Iowa towns that were intentionally flooded in the 1960s to make way for the lake.
According to Only in Your State Iowa, these six ghost towns are Red Rock, Cordova, Dunreath, Rousseau, Fifefield, and Coalport. It seems these towns were repeatedly hit with massive floods in the twentieth century and it was decided to flood the area for greater good in the 1960s.
To learn more about the abandoned towns of Red Rock, Cordova, Dunreath, Rousseau, Fifefield, and Coalport, along with what it took to build the man-made Lake Red Rock check out the article from Only in Your State Iowa.
You can also learn more about Iowa's largest lake, Lake Red Rock in the IPTV YouTube video below.
Story Source: Only in Your State Iowa Website
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