The flat path along the backwaters at today’s Fenley State Recreation Area was originally one of the main streets for the town of Sinnippi (a word that apparently means “lead ore” in an unspecified Native American language). The town was settled in 1831 by Payton Vaughn; by 1839 the town had a thousand residents and several thriving […]
In St. Louis, the riverfront just can’t get any respect. With the St. Louis Rams positioning themselves to move—or to ...
I began writing about the Mississippi Valley in January 2007. Since that time, I’ve worn out a car, hiked up ...
When you travel along the Mississippi River, it doesn’t take long to figure out that part of the charm is ...
Sometimes we need to remind people that there’s a river near them. Sure, we may kinda remember something about a ...
I’ve been lucky enough to take a couple of 2-day canoe trips on the Mississippi River this year. In April, ...
I believe these are a mix of beaver and muskrat lodges; anyone know for sure? Near Potosi , WI. (photo taken March 2015). See more Photos here.
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