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Let’s dynamite the river straight to save lives.

From a 1935 American Forests magazine offering dynamite as a solution to those crooked, flood-prone streams.

“Crooked streams are a menace to life and crops in the areas bordering their banks. The twisting and turning of the channel retards the flow and reduces the capacity of the stream to handle large volumes of water. Floods result. Crops are ruined. Lives are lost.”

“DYNAMITE may be used most effectively and economically in taking the kinks out of a crooked stream.”

Here’s our answer to river explosives.

Thanks to Mike and Donna for sending the ad.