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Special program will help mark anniversary of local quakes

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Marian McDonald as Eliza Bryan
Scientist, actress will create unique presentation


NEW MADRID - Marian McDonald says she was raised on the stories of "the big shake." Now, she wants to share those stories and more as Southeast Missouri prepares to mark the 200th anniversary of the earthquakes that shook much of the United States.

McDonald and Dr. David Stewart, the author of "The Earthquake America Forgot," a book about the New Madrid earthquakes, have created a presentation that combines history, science and even earthquake preparedness tips. They plan to take the presentation on the road in November and December.

"Our main thing is to educate public about earthquake awareness, said McDonald.

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