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Picture of the Day: Sunrise Near Greenville MS

My first sunrise on the lower Mississippi River; shot from the Arkansas bank across the river from Greenville, Mississippi (photo taken Apr 2015). See more photos here.

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Crow Wing

Crow Wing village was located along the Mississippi River at the mouth of the Crow Wing River. For centuries, the Ojibwe and Dakota Indians frequented the area for its abundant game. The village eventually grew into the primary commercial center for central Minnesota by the mid-1800s. Crow Wing began as a post for the fur trade. Jean Baptiste Perrault, an agent for the Northwest […]

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Sinnippi Wisconsin

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 […]

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