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The women of Bohemian Flats

10,000 Fresh Voices | KFAI

For more than half a century, the flats along the Mississippi River below the Washington Avenue Bridge were an entry point for new immigrants. Living conditions at Bohemian Flats were spartan at best, and repeated floods and freezing conditions forced many people out. For those who braved the elements, a community evolved. In this story, KFAI producer Allison Herrera tells the story of the women of Bohemian Flats.