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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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Projects in Need of Support

A quick roundup of news about Mississippi River projects: This feels like it has been a big year for the Mississippi, given the number of major books released and the interest in big projects about the river. If you haven’t seen them, yet, you should check out The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the […]

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Pokey Plays River Song on Letterman

Congratulations to Pokey LaFarge, who got a spot on the David Letterman show Monday night! Not only did Pokey give a shout-out to his hometown of St. Louis, but the song he played, Central Time, makes frequent reference to the  Mississippi River. Central Time is on his new CD, called Pokey LaFarge; go buy it […]

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