JEFFERSON CITY — Standing in the front yard of her former childhood home, Claudia Boyce looks across the street to the site of the wooden-framed Methodist church where people had gathered along the banks of the Missouri River since 1878. There's no trace of it now. Gone, too, is her family's yellow two-story home, the Baptist church to her right, the row of neighbors' homes to her left, even most of the trees.
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