Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, near Miller City, Illinois (photo taken Oct 2012).
25 places with good views and good food from the Headwaters to St. Louis
It's time for Mississippi River towns to re-assert their identities.
About 70 miles north of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi floodplain is bisected by a five-mile wide valley carved by the ...
Is bulk shipping by river sustainable? It's hard to know when no one is willing to ask about the costs.
38 Dakota men were hanged on this day in 1862; justice wasn't served.
Weird Harold’s is the kind of store that reminds you of what you’re missing when you shop at the mall. Spread over two floors of a century-old building in downtown Burlington, Iowa, Weird Harold’s is perhaps best known for their collection of 50,000+ vinyl LPs but they also sell music recorded on cassettes and CDs [...]
Still June, still signing about mud. Pete Seeger, one of the most influential musicians in the past half century, wrote Waist Deep in the Big Muddy in 1967, a thinly disguised criticism of the war in Vietnam. He debuted the song on a Smothers Brothers show, but network executives stepped in and had it cut [...]
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