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Get to Know a River Town

When you travel along the Mississippi River, it doesn’t take long to figure out that part of the charm is the small towns and big cities of the river valley. The Mississippi Valley Traveler guidebooks cover those river towns from Hastings, Minnesota to the Quad Cities, with comprehensive coverage of each community’s history, and suggestions […]

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Picture of the Day: Mississippi-Ohio Confluence

This is a composite of three photos taken at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in October 2012, at Fort Defiance State Park near Cairo, Illinois; the Ohio is on the left and the Mississippi on the right. Just over a year before, the point from where I took these photos was under […]

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Picture(s) of the Day: Confluence Point

Here are two pictures from Confluence Point, where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers become one (just north of St. Louis). The Missouri River is to the left, ending its 2300-mile journey. The Mississippi River is on the right, some 1,150 miles from its headwaters in northern Minnesota. The top photo was taken just last week; […]

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