Stories about people who are connected to the Mississippi River

Bix Beiderbecke: From Musical Prodigy to Jazz Legend

Bix Beiderbecke grew into a jazz legend because he was born in the right place at the right time. Sure, he was also a gifted musician, but his path to the top as one of the greatest jazz cornetists was fueled by the inspiration he drew from hearing the earliest jazz musicians play on

By |2018-10-21T12:13:15+00:00October 21st, 2018|Characters|0 Comments

Nelson Dewey: A Riches to Riches to Rags Story

Camping at Nelson Dewey State Park I’ve had two chances to camp this summer at Nelson Dewey State Park near Cassville, Wisconsin, the park that is named for Wisconsin’s first governor. Dewey was a remarkable man. He gave up a cushy gig in the family lawyering business to go west, became rich through

By |2016-10-21T15:29:28+00:00September 8th, 2009|Characters|1 Comment

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