Marty Rhodes Figley – Marie is unhappy. Her family plans to move to St. Louis, and Marie doesn’t want to leave New Madrid. Then one night the earth shakes! Their house is wrecked, but the family is safe. She decides it doesn’t matter where she lives as long as she’s with her family! Some of the largest earthquakes recorded in USA hit the New Madrid, MO area between December 1811 and February 1812.