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The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest river system in North America.

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Commercial fishermen under contract by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources netted two adult invasive carp in Pool 2 of the Mississippi River in the Cottage Grove area on Thursday, July 17.
A Brief History of Elsberry, Missouri On May 5, 1879, what was then the Clarksville & Western Railroad Company reached the farm of Robert T. Elsberry in Lincoln County. With the coming of the railway arose the ambition to found a town which should bear his name. In August of that year, the depot was built, and soon after the town site was plotted. Many businesses and homes were moved to the present location from the river town of Falmouth, three miles east on the Mississippi River, and from the nearby villages of Nelson and Cross Roads. Elsberry grew rapidly. Lost Creek, the city's most southern boundary, originally ran where the Bank of Lincoln County stands and up Third Street. It was diverted several blocks south of that location so that businesses could be established on the Broadway, the main east-west street through Elsberry. The first businesses included a harness shop, a grist mill, a newspaper, grain elevator, and bank. Soon after, a post office was established. Previously, the nearest post o ...
Asian carp caught yesterday in Mississippi River at Cottage Grove.
Bighead and silver carp netted yesterday in Pool 2 of Mississippi River. Near Cottage Grove.
On the floor of the Gulf of Mexico sits a Nazi ship of ghosts, a sunken U-boat whose 52 crewmen died under almost a mile of water just south of the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Learn Our History Today: On July 15, 1862, during the Civil War, the Confederate ironclad the CSS Arkansas, one of the deadliest ironclads of the entire war, did battle with the ships of Union Admiral David Farragut on the Mississippi River. Built along with another ironclad in the strategic town of Memphis, Tennessee, the Arkansas just barely made it out of the city when it was captured by federal troops in May 1862. The other ship was not so lucky and it had to be burned by the Confederates to avoid its capture by the Union. After adding a few finishing touches to the vessel, the Arkansas was made ready for battle by early July. Carrying a crew of over 100 men, the vessel sailed towards the mouth of the Yazoo River on July 15, where the bulk of Admiral David Farragut’s fleet was located. Farragut had held a strangle hold on the lower Mississippi River ever since his taking of New Orleans earlier in the year. The Arkansas would try to change all that. As soon as the menacing ironclad was spotted, thre ...
All of my life in Nashville,I have ALWAYS heard about, and have seen the road signs in Nashville, BUT I REALLY never knew the story THIS way. At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States. Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the Trail of Tears. The “Indian Problem” White Americans, particularly those who lived on the western frontier, often feared and resented the Native Americans they encountered: To them, American Indians seemed to be an unfamiliar, alien people ...
This is strength of Mississippi River: Even Major League Baseball wants in on action. MN Twins give river sanctuary.
He is at the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau, Missouri!
Preserving health of Mississippi River should be national priority: Consider Nat'l Dialogue:
Flood waters to close parts of Mississippi River: Army Corps
Hubs: Name me some rivers. 12yo: Mississippi River, Niger, Congo-. Me: River Phoenix. 12: . Hubs:. YES OK she's the smart one in the family.
Love blossoms on the banks of the Mississippi River … … …
Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River from the 9th floor of the Guthrie Theater
I'LL TAKE IT!!! 'Polar Vortex' Flashback? Experts Say Rare Summer Cold Front on the Way Remember last winter's cold spot, which turned "polar vortex" into a phrase that sent chills through the spines of Americans east of the Mississippi River? Get ready for a flashback. This time it's a cool wave sweeping away summer's heat. Morning temperatures could dip into the 50s for many Midwesterners next week, potentially setting seasonal records, according to The Weather Channel. The Washington Post's Jason Samenow says the weather pattern bears a "haunting resemblance" to January's big freeze. The jet stream is dipping down farther south than usual over the eastern United States, just as it did back then. The cause is Typhoon Neoguri, thousands of miles to the west, according to the Weather Underground's Jeff Masters. That storm is sparking a chain reaction of weather shifts, including the Eastern cool down as well as a strong ridge of high pressure over western North America. That means next week is going to be ...
Cargill to build a 45 million grain terminal in West Memphis, Arkansas on the Mississippi River. Will be able to load 8 barges daily.
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BEHIND THE SONG: Proud Mary The phrase "Proud Mary" reminded John Fogerty of a domestic washerwoman, which is what he started writing the song about. When he wrote the music, the first few chords reminded him of a paddle-wheel going around, and he thought of the Mississippi River. Instead of "Proud Mary" being a clean-up lady, "she" became a boat. Fogerty wrote the lyrics based on 3 song title ideas: "Proud Mary," "Riverboat," and "Rolling On A River." This was a hit in the US for Ike and Tina Turner in 1971, and a highlight of their live shows. Tina Turner recalled in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 1971 how they came to record this on their Workin' Together album: "When we cut the album, we were lacking a few tunes, so we said 'Well, let's just put in a few things that we're doing on stage. And that's how 'Proud Mary' came about. I had loved it when it first came out. We auditioned a girl and she had sung 'Proud Mary.' This is like 8 months later, and Ike said, 'You know, I forgot all about ...
High waves are eroding shores along the Mississippi River and threatening eagles' nests. reports. |
Taking a walk near the Mississippi River in Minnesota.
Minnesota: Birthplace of the Mississippi River. We always took Mia hiking along the Mississippi whe
Our view from our table.looking out over the Mississippi River. @ Psycho Suzi's
Bridge over the Mississippi River at the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The photo doesn't do it justice,...
Just walked across the Mississippi River where it starts in Minnesota 👣
From its source in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River drops 1,475 ft
Mississippi River is expected to crest on Tuesday - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
KMOX Radio: A towboat sank in the Mississippi River this afternoon, near the Stan Musial Vet...
August 6, 2013 CNN: Here's a giant Marco McMillian story with no new news! From CNN last month, the opening of an 18-page article: Mysterious Mississippi murder stokes suspicions bred by an ugly past Beaten. Dragged. Burned. The words leave attorney Daryl Parks' lips like a barrage of gunfire in the sanctuary of Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where people have gathered not for prayer but for answers. Some wear "Justice for Marco" T-shirts. They are enraged over the investigation into the death of Marco McMillian, a young black *** mayoral candidate, whose broken body was discovered dumped downhill from a Mississippi River levee on February 26. Parks' words suggest the most heinous of murders. Here in the Mississippi Delta, they conjure even more: a chilling history of racial hatred. Except that back in February a blood-covered young black man named Lawrence Reed, who was driving McMillian's stolen car, confessed to multiple witnesses that he had just murdered McMillian with his wallet chain. They ...
Iowa DNR Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2014 BOATING NOT RECOMMENDED ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER Des Moines – Boating is currently not being recommended on the Mississippi River along the entire eastern border of Iowa due to flooding. High water has not only resulted in a large amount of debris in the water, but is also posing a problem with flooded cabins along the river from boat wakes. “A lot of boaters are probably unaware that they can be liable for damages their boats may cause on flooded structures. A boat wake is essentially an extension of the boat,” said DNR Conservation Officer Burt Walters. Walters said access is also a major issue with an estimated 95 percent of the boat ramps under water along Iowa’s border. Heavy rainfall has created a much stronger than normal current and deposited large amounts of debris into the river creating unsafe boating conditions. Swimming, wading or entering the Mississippi River during these high river stages is highly discouraged. If you mus ...
UDPATE: Mississippi River heads toward highest crest in three years Dubuque Telegraph Herald The...
182 — June 30 – This Day in Baptist History Past He Gave His Scalp for a Crown According to the First Annual Report of the State Historical Society of North Dakota to the governor of North Dakota for the year ending June 30, 1906, Elijah Terry, a Baptist missionary, was killed by the Sioux Indians June 28, 1852. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minnesota when he came in contact with James Tanner, a half-breed whose father was stolen in childhood by a band of Shawnee Indians in Kentucky in 1789. Tanner, having been adopted into their tribe, married an Indian and spent his life among them. His son James was educated in the best schools available for Indians. He served for several years as an interpreter and assistant in Methodist Missions at Sandy Lake and other stations among the Indians along the upper Mississippi River. After careful Bible study, Tanner became a Baptist. During a severe winter, he walked to the nearest Baptist church and minister, possibly in St. Paul, in ord ...
A view of the Mississippi River from Union Depot in downtown St Paul. Benches partly under water.
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St. Louis is the gateway to the West, symbolized by Eero Saarinen's Arch on the Mississippi River.
Our KSTP crew saw a strange sight on the Mississippi River on Tuesday morning ... a giant clam shell floating down the river...
Happy Pride! The I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River will be lit like this tonight and Saturday.
Mississippi River at St. Paul nears projected crest -...
High tide on the Wolf River at the Henderson Ave bridge on June 28 is at 12:42 p.m. Low tide is at 11:04 p.m. Range is 2 feet.
Team Will is now East of the Mississippi River!
An enormous fake clam, apparently unmoored from a playground nearby, is floating down the Mississippi river near St. Paul. KTSP is live on the scene. As 2013 was is 2014 the Only time will tell. (It will tell: yes.)
*** Reporters confused because they see a GIANT CLAMSHELL floating down the Mississippi River during a flood!...
Giant Catfish Caught on Camera in the Mississippi River. in Animal vs Animal Forum
Looking to sublet my apartment. 900 sqft one bedroom one bathroom apartment. located in fridley, mn off east river road and close to 694. next to the mississippi river and in a nice neighborhood. (Georgetown on the River) looking for someone to sublet the apartment from August 1 2014 to June 30 2015. we are looking to move due to my husband getting a new job and need to relocate. rent is $795/month(not negotiable), detached garage is additional $40/month. (parking right out front of apt building or out the balcony as well) 2 outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool. sauna and workout facility as well. utilities included: heat water and trash. cable and wifi hookup (we had comcast and centurylink) pm me for pics, i wont have any until sunday afternoon though. you will have to pass a background check and other requirements by the management. $35 application fee and $400 deposit (non-negotiable) they will run your credit, a criminal background check and your gross monthly income needs to be 2.5-3x the rental amount.
Big export inspections on Monday? Amount of corn passing St. Louis on Mississippi River is most since Nov 2011.
Mississippi River cresting in St. Paul; visiting Obama pledges federal help to state
Love & romance on the banks of the Mississippi. Not even the Civil War or a killer hurricane stopped love.
Filming the last batch of webisodes with @ Stone Arch Bridge, Mississippi River
Walter Isaacson recalls the summer he spent working and reading on the Mississippi River
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Flood warning for the Mississippi River at McGregor, Guttenberg and Dubuque. Mississippi now at 16.7 feet, above...
trivia: Name two of 10 nicknames for the Mississippi River.
Flood Warning issued for the Mississippi River at Guttenberg until 10:43 PM Friday.
The right lane is blocked on I-10 East at the Mississippi River Bridge due to a disabled vehicle. Congestion has reached LA-415.
Photo of 300 waiting to cross the Mississippi River on the Dorena-Hickman Ferry, at the ' Hickman,...
Every Friday I take my two littlest ones to breakfast...we talk about a vast plethora of topics and I usually learn more from them than I ever thought possible. This morning, I learned about penguins, polar bears, the North and South Poles, the Mississippi River, and that Kennedy wants to name her first born daughter Rapunzel. :)
Just crossed the Mississippi river turn up
Midwest just left of a cornfield on the Mississippi river
A large clamshell-like fixture dislodged from the flooded playground on Harriet Island in St. Paul has been fished out of the Mississippi River.
Mississippi River Rising as Plains Face Severe Storms - Round after round...
Mississippi River in QC reaches flood stage - The Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 15,...
It might be a clam shell, it could also be a partially submerged toilet bowl.. :)
Why was there a giant clam shell floating in the Mississippi River near Minneapolis, Minnesota?
Excellent video from River Pool 2 Froggin' & Flippin' - HD: via
Relentless Storms Trigger Mississippi River Flooding - Round after round of...
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The Mississippi River is looking beautiful from this cute town of Hannibal, home of Mark Twain 💙💙
The has the illlest flow in the game right now
Twin Cities rain blitz breaks record, major flooding on...
Low tide on the Pearl River at Pearlington on June 28 is at 1:16 a.m. High tide is at 3:15 p.m. Range is 1.5 feet.
Pray for those that need help due to the Mississippi River flooding. The Dunes is safe and dry. We prepared...
Mississippi River continues its rise to flood stage - The Mississippi...
As the Mississippi River crests in St. Paul, pledges federal help to state:
PostBulletin - Flood washes out summer event - RED WING — Flood-level waters from the Mississippi River have p...
New menu, new cocktails and the best Mississippi River view in Red Wing! at The Veranda served daily, 5-9 pm.
Taking a walk by the river tonight! @ Stone Arch Bridge, Mississippi River
Edge of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis from Stone Arch Bridge
Mississippi River delta you sure are pretty but I'm ready for some Elvis.
I live in the Mississippi River delta,but on the Arkansas side .runoff was dirty from beginning in Greenville,Ms area
harvest taking off in Delta: Mississippi River deliverable stocks jump to 10.045mbu from 408,000 last week. $ZW_F
View of Mississippi River flooding in downtown St Paul from the Ramsey County Courthouse law library.
Mississippi River and Louisiana :3 I'm on my way to Alabama and Tomorrow I'm headed to South Carolina.
John Berry Meachum, founding pastor of the 500+ member, African Baptist Church in St. Louis, purchased black slaves who were non-family members in the 1840s and 1850s. Meachum put them to work in his barrel-making factory where they could acquire skills and earn money to buy their freedom from him. He also built a school upon his steamship, which he moored in the middle of the federally-owned Mississippi River for black children to be educated. One of his skiffs ferried these students to and from school each day, the education of blacks being illegal in Missouri after an 1847 statute was passed! Among his students was James Milton Turner, the first U.S. Ambassador to Haiti; the founder of black public schools in Missouri after the Civil War. One such school in Meachum Park, Missouri, was named in his honor, "J. Milton Turner Elementary School"; I attended this school, as a child through the 6th grade. Thus, I am a spiritual heir to the legacies of John Berry Meachum and James Milton Turner, whose bold and ...
A little Saturday evening stroll on the Stone Arch Bridge over the mighty Mississippi River 👌
The flood wall is in place around Modern Woodmen Park and the pumps are ready as the Mississippi River creeps up.
Floodgates own Mississippi River from Stone Arch Bridge
4) ? from 6 year old, "Why do we cross the Tennessee River in Alabama and the Mississippi River in Louisiana?" I didn't even try to explain.
Watching a cluster of severe t'storms along the Mississippi River right now...the storms will weaken before reaching Alabama.
Have some of our great craft beers, wine, or cocktail while enjoying the serenity of the peaceful Mississippi River with soaring eagles and birds, golfers, and jumping fish. Great way to relax after a busy week of work. Come on out and enjoy. Make a stop at STRAWBERRY FEST in Kingston Park in Cottage Grove and then come to DOC'S LANDING PUB
Have you been on the Rotary Centenniel Trail in Carleton Place yet? Here is a brief description of the trail. Perfect for a sunny day! The Rotary Centennial Trail Enjoy a 7 km stroll along the Mississippi, connecting the village of Appleton to Carleton Place. This trail showcases the varied landscapes beside the picturesque Mississippi River which was once the mainstay of the textile trade in the area. This trail runs just below the McNeely Street Bridge at Highway 29 to the junction of Hillcrest Drive and River Road in Appleton.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Here are some of the Dragons of the Ancient Native Americans. The Serpent mound is lined up with the constellation Draconiouse. Dragons: Myths from the Americas American Dragons Piasa Bird It was August 1675. A seven-member expedition paddled west through the Straits of Mackinac, searching the middle Mississippi River region for a passage to the Pacific. The first European exploration of the area, they were led by Father Jacques Marquette, a French missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a fur-trader and cartographer. The explorers left despite dire warnings from local Indians – there is a winged monster in the area that devours all who come near it. Some 15 miles downstream from where the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers join, high on the rocky bluff above the Mississippi’s east bank, the adventurers saw two hideous monsters painted in yellow, green, red, and black. Father Marquette described the pictograph: “While skirting some rocks, which by their height and length inspired ...
Strategy to reduce nutrient run-off: Mississippi River &Delta Watershed project showing savings with water recapture
Check out this awesome blurb about my place of employment as well as Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood! This is our North Loop The North Loop, named after the trolley that originally serviced the area, and home to the first railroad connecting Minneapolis to the rest of the country, is the niche neighborhood bordered by Interstate 94, Interstate 394, and the Mississippi River. But you don’t need to know that. And you don’t need to know that the North Loop was voted Best Neighborhood by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. Or that Forbes rated the North Loop the 12th Hippest Neighborhood, and City Pages named us Best Food Neighborhood. All you have to do is walk around. This area is alive and quickly changing; it brings a unique sensation unlike any other in Minneapolis –here we are a crossroad between urban and industrial, innovative and historical, quaint and yet fresh all at the same time. What I love the most is the rumble of car tires on brick roads driving past the outdoor patios with their bright ...
Fun Facts about Steamboat! 1) Named by French Fur trappers in the 1860s for a hot spring near the Yampa River that sounded like a steamboat. 2) There are more than 150 mineral springs in the area. 3) James Crawford staked the first homestead in 1875. 4) City of Steamboat Springs was incorporated in 1900. 5) Hometown of 69 Winter Olympic athletes since 1932, more than any other town in the US. 6) Home to Howelsen Hill, Colorado’s oldest ski area in continuous use (opened 1915). 7) In the early 1900s Steamboat Springs was the largest exporter of cattle in the western United States. 8) Lincoln Avenue (US Highway 40), Steamboat Springs’ main street was built wide to accommodate cattle drives. 9) Rodeo History dates back over 100 years. 10) Steamboat Springs weekly summer rodeo was named the “Small Town Outdoor Rodeo of the Year” by the ProRodeo Cowboys Association in 2002. 11) Holds oldest annual winter carnival west of the Mississippi River. 12) Home to Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp ( ...
Crossing the Mississippi River and on our way to Monroe w/ for and .
HUBBA HUBBA . Pippa Middleton rolling into STL The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge will soon be rolling through the St. Louis area. Pippa Middleton, best known for stealing the show at her sister Kate's wedding to the future king of England, is riding across the United States as part of an eight-person team for the Race Across America. Middleton and her team, Michael Matthews Foundation, started in Oceanside, California on Saturday, and plan to cycle 3,000 miles, 24 hours a day to Annapolis, Maryland between June 20 and 24. Michael Matthews Foundation will switch out riders in Jefferson City, Mo. Washington, Mo. at the Mississippi River in St. Charles County, in Greenville, Ill. and in Effingham, Ill. before continuing into Indiana. Race Across America has posted the race route (directions from Jefferson City begin on page 40), along with the Time Station locations. You can also check in on the team to see their estimated arrival time at each Time Station.
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Oak Alley Plantation. "Oak Alley Plantation is a historic plantation located on the Mississippi River in the community of Vacherie, Louisiana. It is protected as a National Historic Landmark". Oak Alley was built in 1837-39 --
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Louisiana History 211 students name 4 interesting facts you've read from this article? What did you learn new about Louisiana and it's being purchased to become a state in the U.S. On April 30, 1803, U.S. representatives in Paris agreed to pay $15 million for about 828,000 square miles of land that stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. This deal, known as the Louisiana Purchase, nearly doubled the size of the United States. President Thomas Jefferson called it “an ample provision for our posterity and a widespread field for the blessings of freedom.” Yet it also had detractors on both the French and American sides. Two hundred ten years later, explore eight facts about the wars, negotiating tactics and lucky coincidences that made the Louisiana Purchase possible. iStockphoto.com 1. France had just re-taken control of the Louisiana Territory. French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle first claimed the Louisiana Territory, which he named for ...
Driving over the Mississippi River made me sad I miss stl
Curious what a cruise on an authentic paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River is like? Read here!
Holy her forehead is as wide as the Mississippi River!!
Coast Guard suspends search for missing canoer along Mississippi River New Orleans — The Coast Guard suspended its search for Kevin "Rooster" Guy along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Monday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans searched for Guy with a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge response boat crew. The rescue crews searched for four hours covering more than 175 miles of the Mississippi River. Guy was last seen in East Baton Rouge wearing a T-shirt and jeans and having a "mullet" type hair style. He was reported to have been working at a concert and was last seen by one of the band members around 11:30 p.m., Friday. Guy told the band member he was going to ride his bike back to his canoe, which was docked reportedly near the USS Kidd along the Mississippi River, to return to his home in Port Allen. Additionally, the Coast Guard received a report that two individuals were on the levee at around midnight Friday ni ...
The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing canoer, who was possibly last seen canoeing across the Mississippi River.
Today in Texas history: On this day in 1821, Moses Austin died in Missouri. Austin, born in Connecticut in 1761, was the first man to receive permission to bring Anglo-American colonists into Spanish Texas. In 1798, while consolidating his position as a pioneer in the American lead industry, he established the first Anglo-American settlement west of and back from the Mississippi River, at modern Potosi, Missouri. When the Bank of St. Louis, which he had helped found, failed in 1819, Austin found himself in financial difficulties and developed a plan for settling American colonists in Spanish Texas. He traveled to San Antonio in 1820 seeking permission for his plan. Spurned by Governor Antonio María Martínez, he chanced to meet an old acquaintance, the Baron de Bastrop, who returned with him to the governor's office and convinced Martínez to endorse the plan and forward it to higher authorities. On the trip out of Texas, Austin contracted pneumonia. Shortly after he reached home, he learned that permiss ...
We want to say thanks to Jim Fay for introducing people to the Easy Motion eBike at TOMRV. This is what he had to say on the second day: Saturday of TOMRV's two-day ride goes from Bettendorf, Iowa (the Quad Cities) to Dubuque, Iowa. The course roughly follows the Mississippi River north. Those who do not know the terrain would think it flat. Not so. The Mississippi has been flowing a good many years in its path defining the eastern edge of Iowa and it has gouged a deep trough through millions of years of limestone. The TOMRV course is a half-pipe from one bluff overlooking the Mississippi, down 300 ft and across the river, then up 300 ft to the top of the bluff on the other side. And so on and so on for 110 miles. The course is perfect to test an electric-assist bike from Pete's Electric Bikes. Three people tested the e-bike today. John is a retired mechanical engineer, a master bike mechanic, an avid bike rider... and 300 lbs. John is a former football lineman and immensely strong. He keeps up without p ...
"Maine's 2nd Congressional District is the largest district east of the Mississippi River and the 24th-largest overall." fun fact.
Experience the Mississippi River on the La Crosse Queen, one of the few "true" paddlewheelers still in operation
These rare hill prairies and limestone outcrop "glades" are in southwest Illinois along the Mississippi River valley. Great visit with our land conservation friends in the Prairie State Conservation Coalition.
The tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River @ Whitewater Falls NC
WHERE SOME NAMES CAME FROM NORTH BEND; The area marks the last great northern bend in the Ohio River. The course from here to the Mississippi River is always westward and southward. CLEVES and SYMMES; Both names come from the name of one of the original settlers, John Cleves Symmes who originally owned 1,000,000 acres of land. Cleves was his Mother's name. CAMP WASHINGTON; General Wayne's Army had one of his camps here. FULTON; Up-river from Cincinnati at the bend in the river it is where the ship yards & dry docks were located. It was appropriately named after the steamboat's inventor. PENDLETON; The whole area was once owned by a man named Pendleton (grandfather of Jacob Strader). READING; One of the original settlers in that area came from Reading, England. SHARONVILLE; Was named after the Biblical Sharon, where the roses bloomed. AVONDALE; There are two explanations: The mother of Stephen Burton, who was a lover of Shakespeare, (first Mayor of Avondale, Burton Ave., Burton Elementary) Suggested t ...
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Heavy rainfall at the end of May, and beginning of June, is causing problems on lakes and rivers around Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some lakes have no wake zones, creeks and rivers are showing minor flooding and the swollen Mississippi River is sending a lot of debris down river. On the banks of the Mi…
We are unable to cross the Mississippi River until 10 pm tonight. We were planning on running on the old bridge, but it's closed on the weekend…At first, the Marshal told us that there was absolutely NO WAY we could run across the bridge….and then Sam, the Delta Marshal (not to mention an Army Vet who served two tours in Iraq), was able to pull some strings and now we get to go through. With a police escort. I feel incredibly driven to move forward. At the same time, I feel the pull of southern hospitality urging me to "stay and relax a while" and to "make myself at home". I am regretful that I have to leave Louisiana so soon, but I'm trying not to think about it. The hardest thing about this trip is not really getting to *really*talk to people unless they are brave enough to run with me--(then there is nothing to do but get to know each other). But usually, when I meet new people, I only have a moment before I have to keep moving forward. It's kind of like walking through an art museum and wanting to ...
Dear Family Member, You may choose to drive your Soldier, immediately following the Graduation ceremony, from Fort Jackson onward to a designated post in the United States in order for them to complete Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Transporting your Soldier is strictly a personal choice and not an obligation. Only a parent, legal guardian, spouse or other immediate family member (brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent) over the age of 18 may transport your Soldier. Please understand that only your Soldier will be reimbursed for a portion of this travel. Below is a list of common AIT locations, the number of miles to that post, and the number of travel days your Soldier is allowed. If you choose to transport your Soldier, please have your Soldier inform the Company Commander or First Sergeant as soon as possible. If you chose not to transport your Soldier other travel arrangements will be provided. NOTE: Only Soldiers attending training in locations (East of the Mississippi River) will be all ...
This is a nature lover's delight. Explore prairie, pine, and hardwood forests. View the Mississippi River from historic and picturesque "Chippewa Lookout." Novice canoeists can paddle the calm waters of the Crow Wing and Mississippi Rivers. Crow Wing is a park rich in cultural history. In this area,…
Just made our reservations for Des Moines in August. August 8-15. Staying in Le Claire, IA, riverfront on August 7, the beginning day of their tug Fest - should be fun. That's also where American Pickers is located. And a fun German bar/restaurant next to our hotel. Love the Mississippi River! And can't wait to get back to Des Moines.
Burlington | Des Moines Co | Photos of the pickup truck recovered from the Mississippi River | All photos by Jon Billups | EIFG-14
Visit with Waveland in Des Moines tomorrow to review Strategy Plan. Built 1901, oldest Muni course west of Mississippi River.
Interesting trip: Carol and I drove through Rugby, ND, near the geographic center of the North American Continent. We also ice-creamed in Grand Rapids (Minnesota, that is). And we crossed the Mississippi River twice.
Thunder Along the Mississippi: The River Battles that Split the Confederacy by Jack D. Coombe When the Southern states attempted to leave the Union, what ensued was not only the most heart-wrenching period of American history, but one of the most innovative in terms of military science as well. While Rebel armies, and their commanders, demonstrated brilliance in the field, the Yankees meanwhile invented an entire fleet of revolutionary warships that would rip the Confederacy in two along the rivers that connected North and South. In Thunder Along the Mississippi, Jack D. Coombe has captured the smoke and cinder of that time, and brought to life an all-but-forgotten chapter of the Civil War. The Western Gunboat Flotilla was certainly not picturesque to look at, but these odd new craft, displacing 500 tons and measuring 175 by 50 feet, carried thick, slanted armor plate and ten or more heavy cannon. With a shallow draft and the ability to steam up the small bayous and inlets along the Mississippi River, the ...
Died June 4: From a young age, musician John Hartford was taken with the Mississippi River and the steamboats ...
Mississippi River: From Waterworld to Water Wars - It was during the spring of 2011, when a large part of the...
tephen Larrabee Bath October 17, 1861 Wars need warships, and the United States Navy wasted little time turning to Maine boat builders to produce new ships for the new war. Among the first to land contracts were Stephen Larrabee and Amos L. Allen, who agreed to build two gunboats in their Bath shipyard. They were Bath’s first warships. Larrabee and Allen launched the 507-ton USS Katahdin, the first of a class of 23 so-called "90-day gunboats," on October 17, 1861. The Katahdin’s 300-horsepower engine powered one of the innovative new screw propellers, rather than the more common paddlewheels of earlier steamboats. The Katahdin packed a punch with an 11-inch smoothbore Dahlgren cannon, a 20-pounder Parrott rifle (a cannon with a rifled bore), and two 24-pounder howitzers. The flush-decked, steam-powered gunboat was ideally suited for the river warfare that would characterize much of the Union’s effort to divide the Confederacy in two along the Mississippi River. The Katahdin’s first assignment was ...
On Friday, the Mississippi River...was running at 15,100 cubic feet per second-the median rate is about 4,500 cfs:
Good evening, Cruz Missile 2016! Kelley White Seward and I got back late last night from the 3-day Republican Leadership Conference and we had a fantastic time! The venue was the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and also where we stayed. Our room was on the 22nd floor -you can see our window in this picture- and our view was of the Mississippi River to our right and city view to our left. What a great experience it was! We heard impassioned speeches, we shook hands with Senators, we met candidates running for office, we clapped, we gave standing ovations, we laughed, and we cheered. And the very best part for me, as you all might have guessed, was seeing Senator Ted Cruz!! I want to share with you my two biggest take aways from the conference: 1. I've never been more sure that Ted Cruz is absolutely, without hesitation, the one we need as the Republican Presidential nominee in 2016! 2. I am 100% certain that Ted Cruz will run for President in 2016! I have more to share with you over the next few days of thing ...
Jackie and I are having lunch next to the mighty Mississippi River in New Orleans.
Gorgeous day on the mighty Mississippi River @ Mud Island River Park
Colin getting his first feel of the mighty Mississippi River. Yes I love Geography
Enjoying sweet potato tacos by the Stone Arch Bridge and the mighty Mississippi River!
A beautiful night to cross the Mississippi...and fall in :/ @ Headwaters of the Mississippi River at…
Thought of GG and our trip to Parris Island, SC.just wondering if she's figured out where the Mississippi River runs. LOL Evelyn LeBlanc, Chris Smith, Damon Hoffpauir, Myndi Blount, Bud Smith, Aimee Demary Hoffpauir, Hayden Blount, Alex Hoffpauir, Darbee Hoffpauir..priceless memories huh?
And that folks was the mighty Mississippi River
May 30, 2014. A Third Day at Angola Prison in Louisiana. Angola Prison (LA). “Farming on the Farm” Symposium. In conjunction with an exhibit “The Way We Worked,” presented by the Prison, the LSP Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, and the LA Endowment for the Humanities (resulting in a Certificate and 6 hours of CLU credit). The LSP Museum was represented by Project Director Marianne Fisher-Giorlando, Ph.D. (former Prof. of Criminal Justice at Grambling, and now advisor to The Angolite) and Masha Lindsey, Museum Director. Also present was the Board Chair, former Deputy Warden, and now Member of the State Board of Pardons and Parole. The Editor and some staff of The Angolite, as well as Prison TV Staff, accompanied the tour. The drive to the prison, to West Feliciana Parish, along the Mississippi River north of Baton Rouge, through thunderstorms in the early morning, took 2 ½ hours, with 2 hours to return to St. Charles Parish. Fortunately the rest of the day was clear and sunny. The Program involv ...
WE were "Rollin', roll in' on the river - the mighty Mississippi River today for a lunch cruise on the Natchez. Heard lots of interesting info during the journey. Went to the French Markets and had a look around, then walked back around the French Quarter - saw some "interesting" sights while walking along one of the streets - barely covered women standing in doorways and on the streets! Didn't know where to look! It was steamy weather today - a few showers but then the sun came out very hot and created the humid weather. Anyway, another interesting day in the Big Easy!
Throwback Thursday. June 2002. First graders at Warnsdorfer Elementary School in East Brunswick, NJ had to put on a show showcasing patriotism due to 9/11 having happened earlier that year. I got to say how long the Mississippi River is!
Man shot multiple times along Mississippi River levee in Bridge City
May 28, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, the National Weather Service’s radar indicated a rotation of 115 mph winds moving over Edgard and across the Mississippi River into Garyville. These winds caused downed trees and power outages in Edgard, Wallace, Garyville and Reserve. As of 10:30 a.m., all power has been restored. Over a four hour period between 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., the western part of the east bank including Reserve and Garyville received 7 to 8 inches of rain and 2 to 3 inches of rain were reported in Edgard. The National Weather Service will release an official storm survey this afternoon regarding Enhanced Fujita (EF) scales and tornado confirmations. Sporadic roof damage was also reported and the bay doors of the Edgard Fire Station were damaged. Public Works employees cleared trees on the roadway from Joseph and Alexis Streets on the West Bank and South Emile St. in Garyville. All roadways are now passable. Public Works crews are assessing damages pari ...
Mississippi River as "central nervous system for commerce" in the US
On the Road with Mom Day 7 Today's first stop was in Little Falls, MN at Charles Lindbergh's birthplace. The mosquitoes tried to carry us off before we could snap a picture and get back in the Jeep! Passed Camp Ridley (where my Uncle Bunt had army training back in WW II). Paused at Park Rapids for a stretch and tourist information. And. SUCCESS! Itasca State Park and the Mississippi River headwaters! Took a stroll across the rocks and a split log walkway to check off the bucket list. The water was "refreshing". Finished off the day in Bemidji by visiting with Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox. Heading south tomorrow (I think). When we looked at the road atlas tonight to decide our route...Mom exclaimed "hey! we are only about 50 miles to the Canadian border". Guess I will find out what that means in the morning, LOL
"A tremendous step forward for the Mississippi River."
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ABC's award-winning primetime show, "What Would You Do?" premieres Friday night on WGNO. Recently, the crew filmed in several cities along the Mississippi River, including here in New Orleans. News With A Twist reporter Deepak Saini went behind-the-scenes to see what it takes to pull off the surpris…
The First Emmy Winners.January 25, 1949 The first ever Emmy Awards came just three short years after the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded by Syd Cassyd on November 14, 1946. TV sets in private homes were still something of a novelty and only 4,000 homes in Los Angeles had televisions. The show was telecast on KTSL, which was owned by Don Lee, and the awards were for local shows only, but that would soon change. Here is a list of the six awards presented that night... Most Outstanding Television Personality: Twenty-year-old Shirley Dinsdale and her puppet sidekick "Judy Splinters" for 'The Judy Splinters Show'. The Station Award for Outstanding Overall Achievement: KTLA, which was the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River. Technical award: Engineer Charles Mesak of Don Lee Television for the work in TV camera technology. The Best Film Made for Television: 'The Necklace', which was a half hour adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's classic short story. Most Popular Te ...
An amazing long weekend is sadly coming to an end. Tom Brundige and I started off by fortifying the perimeter of the Chihuahua Ranch by "Chi-proofing" the iron fence with mesh that Happy can't just walk through. Then we enjoyed being a tourist on Beale Street, took in a riverside loop trolley ride, stopped in the FedEx Forum Grizzlies shop, and had some great Memphis food at Blues City Cafe on Beale. I satisfied my photography fix when I snapped some shots downtown, took in a beautiful sunset over the mighty Mississippi River, and visited the Memphis National Cemetery for Memorial Day. I rewarded my inner-nerd by purchasing a new iPad Mini (the Mini Pad) ON SALE, and made it complete today with a stop by the Apple Store to pick up a lime green case (I needed a little "clown" to make it ME). Tom and I drove from Marion to Collierville and everything in between looking around to see what we can find. But the best part of the weekend.I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WORK-RELATED.not even check my SCS email. I think ...
Today Dale daydreamed he was with Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer on the Mississippi River.
A proposal to build a new bridge across the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge that could reduce interstate traffic congestion in the city has...
Unique image of Gateway Arch, St Louis, on the Mississippi River. Dedicated today in 1968 by Vice President Humphrey.
A bridge that spans the Mississippi River in Wabasha, Minnesota, will be named for a soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War.
Nothing like waking up with the Mississippi River right outside your window. Yep, you read right...I thank God for the opportunity to visit places I only dreamed of prior to this year... Independence, Kansas (home of Little House on the Prairie ) and McPherson, KS (home of Victoria, Danny and girls and new friend Rick Friars); Florida Keys (home of Ernest Hemingway) and now Salk Rapids, MN( home of St. Cloud Superman, my friend, John Fillah and new friend Tim). I have truly been blessed and look forward to seeing "oh the places I will go" physically but more importantly as I grow spiritually in the ways of the Lord. Thank you God for this year of renewal, rejuvenation and realization that it is "a small world after all."
WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — A bridge over the Mississippi River at Wabasha is being renamed in honor of a fallen Vietnam War soldier.
"My remains were discovered on August 19, 1998 in the Mississippi River near the Huey P. Long Bridge. For anyone... http:/…
Meteor. Shower. The best place to watch the shower will be east of the Mississippi River or in California. The worst may be parts of the Plains and Northeast, where rain and cloud cover is possible. If you're in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America, don't even bother to look.
I am a Southerner. In 1952 I was born in Northeast Louisiana just seventy-seven miles from Vicksburg and the Mississippi River. When I was a boy we were having the Civil War Centennial. I was so into it that I named my white German Shepherd, "Abraham Lincoln". Called him "Abe". My Grandparents had a farm deep, deep in the country. It was my favorite place on earth. There were only the share-cropper's children to play with. I knew them as my friends. They were black. With my white friends in the city we played lots of Civil War games during that time. When I played these games we had to have two sides -- so someone had to be the "Yankee". That was always my role. Somehow as a ten year old boy I knew what was right and what was wrong. And I knew in my gut that slavery was wrong. This evening I read a book description about a Texas family from the 1800's, I smiled when I read the words "War for Southern Independence". Reminded me of another description, "the war of Northern aggression". Never have I believed ...
Frederic Francis Gerard (1829-1913)--(Mandan Historical News) was born on November 14, 1829 to mother Catherine [Trotier] from Illinois and father Francois Gerard from Canada in St. Louis, Missouri. He fit the mold of his French-American explorer ancestors who also had struck out from that old Mississippi River fur town. He moved to Dakota Territory at the age of 19 to be a clerk for John Jacob Astor's fur company at Fort Clark. He did so well trading with the Indians, his wages increased 500% the first year. He also delivered mail up and down the Missouri River to military forts from Nebraska to Montana during the Civil War. When the Arikara / Ree Indians saw how well he rode and shot in their tribal hunts and learned their language, their chief White Shield practically adopted him into the tribe, awarding him the name of "Swift Buffalo" among the Arikara. He spent four years at Xavier Academy in St. Louis. His trading post quarters contained rows of medical books and cartons of pills. His knowledge ...
You ain't been to the South unless you visit the almighty Mississippi River
Back In The Day - May 21 996 Sixteen year old Otto III is crowned the Roman Emperor. 1471 King Henry VI is killed in the Tower of London. Edward IV takes the throne. 1506 Christopher Columbus dies. 1536 The Reformation is officially adopted in Geneva, Switzerland. 1542 Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold on the banks of the Mississippi River. 1620 Present-day Martha's Vineyard is first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold. 1790 Paris is divided into 48 zones. 1832 The Democratic party holds its first national convention. 1856 Lawrence, Kansas is captured and sacked by pro-slavery forces. 1863 The siege of the Confederate Port Hudson, Louisiana, begins. 1881 The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton. 1927 Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris completing the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic. 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (from Newfoundland to Ireland). 1940 British forces attack German General Rommel's 7th Panzer Divi ...
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Four friends plan to kayak Mississippi River to raise funds, awareness for Habitat for Humanit...
that Buick got us safely to wherever we wanted. Through Suffolk, The Ohio river, Mississippi River.
150 years ago today: USS General Price, Acting Lt. James F. Richardson, engaged a Confederate battery on the banks of the Mississippi River at Tunica Bend, Louisiana. The rebels were forced to evacuate their river position, after which Richardson put ashore a landing party that burned a group of buildings used as headquarters from which attacks against river shipping were launched. Lewis Warlick of the 11th North Carolina Infantry included in a letter to his wife, Corrie, from Spotsylvania: "To-day so far everything is quiet the skirmishers dont even fire at each other but seem to be quite friendly, meet each other and exchange papers and have a talk over the times; one came and met Capt Brown of the 44th and after having a chat he, the Yankee, told Brown that Lee had destroyed half their army; there has no doubt been an awful slaughter in their ranks as, men who have fought over many bloody fields in Va. say they never saw dead Yankees lie so thick on the ground as they do in front of the works where the ...
Famous Missourians on the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau, mo
ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE 18 May 2014 Up in the Sunken Lands New Madrid earthquakes recast a land and a mindset By Ron Wolfe The name endures like the river -- the Mississippi River that spilled over a big part of northeast Arkansas more than 200 years ago. The river made a swamp of once-dry land, but even greater forces made the land sink in three Arkansas counties. The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812 dealt this part of the state a peculiar blow. Stretches of land sank 20, 30, 50 feet. "It went from abundance and woods to a swamp with mosquitoes and snakes," says Linda Hinton, director of the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza, population 918, in Poinsett County. The land fell in Poinsett, Craighead and Mississippi counties. "When they started farming these lands, it was just tree stumps [from logging] and swamp," she says, "and they had to clean it out and drain it." "Sunken lands" is partly a geologic description: ground lower than it was before the earth shook. People called it the way ...
Sang to the Mississippi River this afternoon. Thinking of my friends on the Ohio River Water Walk and wishing them and the river healing, joy, strength and gratitude for all we have, especially each other.
The discovery of a naked woman who was murdered and dumped on the banks of the Mississippi River in Destrehan 13 years ago is getting another look by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
May 18, 1927 : Disgruntled Farmer Bombs Bath School Still the worst case of school violence ever recorded. We live in an age where we think that schools shootings, bombings, and the like are only a modern phenomenon. It’s not the type of thing that we would have expected to happen in the 1920s. And in Bath, Michigan. On May 18, 1927, 45 people, mostly children, were killed and 58 were injured when disgruntled and demented school board member Andrew Kehoe dynamited the new school building in Bath, Michigan out of revenge over his foreclosed farm due in part to the taxes required to pay for the new school. Across the world, newspaper headlines announced the shocking tragedy in the village with the unlikely name of Bath. The story competed for page one space with the Charles Lindbergh flight and massive floods on the Mississippi River. The New York Times story of May 19 read "MANIAC BLOWS UP SCHOOL, KILLS 42, MOSTLY CHILDREN." Bath School Disaster Sources: Tube Video of Bath Bombing Victims Bath massacre : ...
The Missouri River is only 21 miles smaller than the Mississippi River
By ,� Staff Writer ?Little Falls is full of rich history, has the Mississippi River flowing through the center of town and its residents show an outstanding sense of community pride,? said the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Kristina VonBerge.
Back in service area at the mouth of the Mississippi River headed to New Orleans. What an amazing time. I am experiencing one of the most peaceful thing I ever have, standing on the bow of our ship in pitch black with a nearly full moon over my right shoulder. Truly blessed to share this experience with my loved ones.
Four men from Michigan were in the Sauk Rapids-St. Cloud area yesterday attempting to break the all time speed record for paddling the Mississippi River by canoe.
4:06am.. crossing the Mississippi River.. cross off the list.. time to stir it up in
Just crossed over the great Mississippi River, going through Memphis, Tenn.! Pigeon Forge here we come!
The Blue Angels flyin to the sunset over the Mississippi River
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Anthony Bourdain, right, and guide John Ruskey prepare to canoe down the Mississippi River. Bourdain recently went off the beaten path to explore the food and history of the Mississippi Delta.
TIME TRAVELING, MAY 14 1787 Delegates begin gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution. 1804 One year after the U.S. doubles its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition sets off on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. On this day, William Clark leaves Camp Dubois near present-day Wood River, Ill., and a few days later, in St. Louis, Mo., Meriwether Lewis joins the "Corps of Discovery." 1853 New Yorker Gail Borden, inventor of meat biscuits and co-plotter of the cities of Houston and Galveston, Texas, applies for a patent for his process of condensing milk by vacuum. He founds the New York Condensed Milk Company, later re-named Borden, which becomes extremely successful as his product comes into high demand with the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War in 1861. 1878 The name Vaseline is registered by chemist and petroleum jelly inventor Robert A. Chesebrough. 1897 At a ceremony where a statue of George W ...
Meghan just told me she has a lake house on the Mississippi River
14th May 1832The Battle of Stillman's Run, also known as the Battle of Sycamore Creek or the Battle of Old Man's Creek, occurred on May 14, 1832. The battle was named for Major Isaiah Stillman and his detachment of 275 Illinois militia which fled in a panic from the smaller number of Sauk warriors. The engagement was the first battle of the Black Hawk War (1832) which had developed when Black Hawk crossed the Mississippi River from Iowa into Illinois with his British Band of Sauk and Fox. The militia pursued a group of Sauk scouts back to the main British Band camp following a failed attempt at truce negotiations by Black Hawk's emissaries. During the engagement 12 militia men were killed while making a stand on a small hill. The remainder of the militia fled back to Dixon's Ferry. A 2006 article corroborates that militia volunteer Abraham Lincoln was present at the battleground's burials; although there is little else agreement amongst other sources. This claim, however, was still under investigation as ...
Dr. T. C. Durant Thomas Clark Durant was born on February 6, 1820 in Lee, Massachusetts. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College where he graduated *** laude in 1840. He served briefly as an assistant professor of surgery then later quit that profession and became a director of his uncle's grain exporting company in New York City. Durant got his start in the railroad industry working as a broker for the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad. He later got involved with construction and raising capital for the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad in 1853. The M&M built the first bridge over the Mississippi River in 1856 and when steam boaters sued them after hitting it, Durant hired attorney Abraham Lincoln to defend themselves - a decision that was later to help him get the Union Pacific Railroad involved with the first transcontinental railroad. Durant had a ruthless reputation for hurting anyone for his own personal gain. Manipulating stocks and getting around regulations was normal for him; includ ...
Early morning showers will be moving into Frederick County Maryland and Loudoun County Virginia during the 5 am hour. There may be a few rumbles of thunder as well. Rainfall amounts will be less than one tenth of an inch. Today will be another warm one, with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s. A cold front near the Mississippi River will be slowly crossing the Mid Atlantic states Thursday and Friday, This will likely make the latter part of the work week quite wet.
I've seen it High and when it's low. But after tonight there might be a new Mississippi River behind your house😂
I bet all of these chasers want a bridge over the Mississippi River in Louisa County about now.
WHAT WHITE FOLKS DONT WANT BLACKS TO KNOW The United States of America Slavery transformed America into an economic power. The exploitation of black people for free labor made the South the richest and most politically powerful region in the country. British demand for American cotton made the southern stretch of the Mississippi River the Silicon Valley of its era, boasting the single largest concentration of the nation’s millionaires. But slavery was a national enterprise. Many firms on Wall Street such as JPMorgan Chase, New York Life and now-defunct Lehman Brothers made fortunes from investing in the slave trade the most profitable economic activity in New York’s 350 year history. Slavery was so important to the city that New York was one of the most pro-slavery urban municipalities in the North. According to Harper’s magazine (November 2000), the United States stole an estimated $100 trillion for 222,505,049 hours of forced labor between 1619 and 1865, with a compounded interest of 6 percent.
It is that time of the year when the Mississippi River is susceptible to overflowing its banks and flooding...
Preview of a postcard "perk" for our Fundrazr campaign to drive the Mississippi River:
Escaping from Prison--Alligators Yesterday I spent several hours on a boat in the Pearl River Delta and Swamps, a lovely time full of turtles, alligators, snakes, egrets and herons, and Prothonotary Warblers (with their golden yellow against the dark greens of the trees). At one place, the alligators are used to people, and circle the boat to be fed...and leap out of the water, like dolphins or Killer Whales, to take food on a stick. We have the image of dungeons, with their thick walls, surrounded by moats full of leeches and unimaginable creatures. Those images have sources in reality. At Angola Prison, 50 miles or so upriver from Baton Rouge, the prison is surrounded on three sides by the Mississippi River and its swamps, a watery world full of alligators and poisonous snakes. Step back and look at topographic maps of the area.it is a sea of swamps, through which the river flows. At the Prison Museum is a picture of three huge Alligators--14 feet long or more--killed around the Prison. It is a strong d ...
Interesting Facts 1. The "Tri-State Tornado" killed 695 people and injured 2,027, traveling more than 300 miles through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana on March 18, 1925. It was rated an F5 at the top of the old Fujita scale (with winds of 260-plus mph). 2. The "Natchez Tornado" killed 317 people and injured 109 on May 6, 1840, along the Mississippi River in Louisiana and Mississippi. The official death toll may not have included slaves, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 3. The "St. Louis Tornado" killed 255 people and injured 1,000 on May 27, 1896, in Missouri and Illinois. It had winds of between 207 mph and 260 mph. These tornado facts will blow your mind 4. The "Tupelo Tornado" killed 216 people and injured 700 on April 5, 1936, in the northeastern Mississippi city. 5. The "Gainesville Tornado" was a pair of storms that converged April 6, 1936, in Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203 people and injuring 1,600. The tornado destroyed four blocks and 750 houses in the northern Georgia tow ...
West Virginia Democrat's Uphill Run for Senate - KEYSER, W.Va.—More than 1,300 miles and the Mississippi River...
Best way to die: Getting eaten by genetically modified super navy seals with flipper feet and webbed hands in the Mississippi River, then having your remains delivered to Adam Sandler by scuba Steve, who will instruct Adam to snort said remains.
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Mississippi River veiw from the hotel room.
The Choctaw (alternatively spelled Chahta, Chactas, Tchakta, Chocktaw, and Chactaw) are a Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States (modern-day Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana). The Choctaw language belongs to the Muskogean linguistic group. The Choctaw are descendants of the peoples of the Hopewell and Mississippian cultures, who lived throughout the east of the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries. About 1,700 years ago, the Hopewell people built Nanih Waiya, a great earthwork mound, which is still considered sacred by the Choctaw. The early Spanish explorers of the mid-16th century encountered Mississippian-culture villages and chiefs.[2] The anthropologist John Swanton suggested that the Choctaw derived their name from an early leader.[3] Henry Halbert, a historian, suggests that their name is derived from the Choctaw phrase Hacha hatak (river people).[4] The Choctaw coalesced as a people in the 17th century, and developed three distinct political and g ...
Train enthusiasts on Saturday will gather at Union Depot in St. Paul and 90 miles down the Mississippi River at the historic train depot in Winona for Amtrak's third-annual National Train Day.
May 8- First of all, Thank you again Jess and Anthony for dropping me off this morning! I so happy to have met the both of you. I made my way the remaining 19 miles to Chester today along the east bank of the Mississippi River. It was all wide open flood plain where you could smell and feel the dampness of the River's overflow roll through the tree line. As I continued to follow the meandering river, a gentleman by the name of Hugh stopped to see where I was headed and offer me some water. When he informed me that he was from North Carolina, I asked where he was headed. He walked with me for about half a mile and said that he was headed northwest to walk on the Oregon Trail. Thanks for stopping Hugh! I hope you have loads of stories to tell upon your return! I arrived in Chester at around 430 and truly admired this quaint little town. It is in fact, the home of "Popeye" creator and artist Elzie Crisler Segar. Many of the streets in town are lined with associated artwork and granite statues of the cartoon ...
Of 8 picks so far, only 1 player is from a school east of Mississippi River — and Univ. of Minnesota literally sits on the eastern bank.
5 Reasons to River Cruise Posted: 06 May 2014 09:26 AM PDT by Cruise Radio Over the past couple years I’ve had the opportunity to take a few river cruises and I admit, on my first cruise I had no clue if I was going to like it or not. Turns out it was a grand slam and I have another river cruise on the books for this fall. I’m slowly learning about the unique itineraries they offer to, like sailing up the Mekong River in Southeast Asia or sailing the rivers of Russia. Here are five reasons to river cruise: 1. Relaxing. It has been said that an ocean cruise is a drinking man’s cruise and a river cruise is a thinking man’s cruise. I couldn’t agree more. Sailing down the river and passing castles, locks and small quaint villages is something that an ocean cruise couldn’t give you. It was peace and serenity while sailing in Northern Europe, the Mississippi River and Alaska. Words can’t describe the feeling when it’s just you and nature. 2. Intimate setting. One thing that I instantly fell in l ...
On this date in History ... May 8: The eyes have it. In 1944, the first "eye bank" designed to preserve corneal tissues for transplants was established at New York Hospital. In 1541, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River. He found no sign of Huck Finn. In 1794 Antoine Lavoisier (lah-vwahz-YAY'), the father of modern chemistry, was executed on the guillotine during France's Reign of Terror. Modern chemistry survives. In 1884, the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was born in Lamar, Mo. More about him later. In 1914, the studio we know now as Paramount Pictures was incorporated by W.W. Hodkinson. And, in 1945, Nazi Germany formally laid down its weapons and surrendered, bringing an end to WWII in Europe on "VE Day." President Truman dedicated the victory his predecessor, President Franklin Roosevelt, who died a month earlier. Truman would go on to finish the War, which was still in progress in the Pacific, making the difficult and fateful decision to use atomic ...
We are planning a trip from Memphis North to Sault Ste Marie over to Thunder Bay in Ontario and the back following the Mississippi River. What is the weather like in that part of Canada in late May or early June? Also ideas for sightseeing along the way. We both have Spyders but he rides for the ride and I like to also see the sights and spend extra days. Thoughts please!
- Long-time friend Davidson Hotels & Resorts really outdid themselves this time! At this week’s Davidson By Design, Annual Leadership Conference, this wonderful partner highlighted its special relationship with Give Kids The World in several ways. First, the Davidson associates in attendance were treated to “Ice Cream For Breakfast” (ICFB) served up by GKTW President Pam Landwirth, ICFB Celebrity Spokesperson Emily Ellyn and special GKTW former wish child Alyssa Pietruszka! Pam and Alyssa also presented the “Give Kids The World Award” to the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel in recognition of their tremendous fundraising support including the unique “Float For Hope” event down the Mississippi River last year. Davidson is a longtime partner having raised just under $2 million for GKTW. Support continues to grow at each property with ICFB being their top fundraiser raising over $108,000 last year. Other creative events include silent auctions, galas, golf and bowling tournaments and much mor ...
Saw the Mississippi River for the first time and it reminded me of Huck Finn! Off to NYC soon! 😁 @ St…
Mississippi River rises to 17.8 feet this morning at Dubuque Dubuque Telegraph Herald The...
On This Day in Weather History. *In 1840, the Great Natchez, Mississippi Tornado roared into the record books. The monstrosity formed just southwest of Natchez just before 1 PM and moved northeast along the Mississippi River. The tornado killed 317 and injured 109. It was the deadliest tornado in U.S. history until the Tri-State Tornado of March 18, 1925 which killed 695 and injured 2,027. It is still the 2nd deadliest U.S. tornado on record and is the only massive tornado in U. S. history to have killed more people than it injured; by almost a 3 to 1 margin. * IN 1927...Two massive tornadoes combined for a 95 mile path of destruction through Comanche, Barber, Kingman, Reno, and McPherson Counties in Kansas. The death toll was 10 and 300 were injured. Damage was set at 1.3 million dollars. The tornado path width reached 2 miles at one point. *IN 1936...A tornado skipped east northeast from 5 miles southeast of Garden City to near Kalvesta. One barn was destroyed. *IN 2002...A large tornado moved southeast ...
Today’s Smart Quiz question: In the book ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’, who accompanied Huck Finn on his Mississippi River raft ride? Tune in tomorrow morning to Pat Cassidy and Felicia Middlebrooks for a new question and for your chance to win!
The Chicago Civil War Round Table next meeting is May 9, 2014. Bastian David F. Bastian will speak on:“Grant's Canal“ For centuries the Mississippi River had functioned as “the Father of the Waters” (as Abraham Lincoln so aptly put it), allowing the Middle West to ship and receive goods with the South and with the world. The railroads constructed in the 1850s, linking east with west, helped to siphon off some of that commerce, but the Mississippi remained a vital supply link for both North and South. On the lower Mississippi, Vicksburg was (again, as Lincoln put it) the “key.” Situated on a high bluff overlooking a bend in the river, with rail connections to the rest of the Confederacy, Vicksburg’s importance as a supply hub was only exceeded by the ability of cannon placed on those bluffs to block northern steamboats from using the river. On May 9th, David Bastian will discuss the Union army’s efforts to bypass Vicksburg by constructing a canal around it. As Bastian writes in his book Gra ...
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My good friend John Ruskey; the legendary river rat of the Mississippi River, is visited by Anthony Bourdain from the show Parts Unknown on CNN. John traveled with us for the last leg of the Mississippi expedition from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico back in 09'. And this is a great show... Check it out if you can.
Louisiana African American Heritage Trail (French: Sentier de l'héritage afro-américain de la Louisiane) is a cultural heritage trail with 26 sites designated in 2008 by the state of Louisiana, from New Orleans along the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge and Shreveport, with sites in small towns and…
Recent rains boost Mississippi River levels - HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) - Rain that fell over the weekend has...
DID YOU KNOW??? In the 1960s, scientists discovered that DDT was interfering in the egg shell formation of meat and fish eating birds. Healthy birds were laying eggs so thin they were crushed by the weight of the incubating adult. By 1965, no Peregrine falcons were fledged in the eastern or Central United States. By 1968, the Peregrine population was completely eradicated east of the Mississippi River. Since the ban on DDT from the early 1970s, populations have recovered, supported by large-scale protection of nesting places and releases to the wild. Info sources include Wikipedia, allaboutbirds.org and defenders.org as well as knowledge from Naturalist Matt Perry.
7pm Mississippi River stage in La Crosse is 12.12'. Flood stage is 12.0'. This was at Riverside Park today.
The view of the mighty Mississippi River with a distant view of Arkansas from the…
Journey to the Hybrid Cloud crossing Mississippi River into Arkansas heading to Vegas.
Corps sticking to its guns on Mississippi River levels - . ST. LOUIS -- The Army Corps of Engineers has turned back...
Mississippi River pass a small city in Minnesota I call home, unlike Tana river they harness power from the river.
Across the River: The Arkansas land between the bridges across the Mississippi River at Memphis doesn’t have a...
It’s no exaggeration to say Chicago exists because it’s a transportation center, located in the middle of the country, at the tip of the Great Lakes and not too far from the Mississippi River. But the value of those natural resources will diminish if the city of Chicago and state of Illinois don’t spend what’s needed to leverage that advantage on airport, railroad, highway and related infrastructure. That’s why it’s worth watching a developing fight in Washington this spring over how much to spend on maintaining and improving the country’s surface-transportation network, and how to pay for it. …read more Source: Crains Chicago Business
Mississippi River estuary; looking south. Tons and tons of dirt and sediment dumped into the Gulf of…
I have an idea for some of you engineers out there. Build a pipeline from the Mississippi River to Lake Mead. Any time we have flooding in the Mississippi River Valley , start the pumps. They could always use the water out West. If we can pump oil and gas thousands if miles , water should be easy
Mississippi River locks near the Twin Cities are closed due to high, rushing waters:
We'll my glasses became victim to the Mississippi River, hope you can see clearly now, because I'm blind.
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Two things. Nice background photo: Mississippi River looking up at Ford bridge? Also, "area man" in your profile! The Onion!
Mississippi River bridge plus no lights plus on the bridge alone equals super creepy...
in the Civil War-Fort Jackson and Ft. St. Phillip surrendered the defense of the lower Mississippi River.
One of my favorite views of the Mississippi River is when I am driving over the Centennial Bridge into Iowa.
Sum1 drive me to Mississippi River so I can jump off the bridge thnx.
HISTORY OF THE CAR RADIO Seems like cars have always had radios, but they didn't. Here's the story: One evening, in 1929, two young men named William Lear and Elmer Wavering drove their girlfriends to a lookout point high above the Mississippi River town of Quincy, Illinois, to watch the sunset. It was a romantic night to be sure, but one of the women observed that it would be even nicer if they could listen to music in the car. Lear and Wavering liked the idea. Both men had tinkered with radios (Lear served as a radio operator in the U.S. Navy during World War I)and it wasn't long before they were taking apart a home radio and trying to get it to work in a car. But it wasn't easy: automobiles have ignition switches, generators, spark plugs, and other electrical equipment that generate noisy static interference, making it nearly impossible to listen to the radio when the engine was running. One by one, Lear and Wavering identified and eliminated each source of electrical interference. When they finally go ...
Railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa There are no shortage of pol...
Looks to be a very busy day across parts of the Central Plains & mid Mississippi River valley. Stay alert and stay safe!
Car submerged in Mississippi River near 10th Avenue bridge: Rescue crews are working to recover a car that's s...
Police are investigating after a car reportedly went into the Mississippi River, near the 10th Avenue bridge. |
"taking a stroll around lake Harriet I'm fairly certain that this is the Mississippi River
Car Missing in Mississippi River near Univ. of Minn., Washington Ave. Bridge -
BREAKING: Car in Mississippi River near 10th Ave bridge. Unknown if car has any occupants. A Fox 9 crew is at the scene.
"Drive halfway across the Mississippi River & hang a right!" Directions on when crossing the "Bent Bridge" http:…
A car in the Mississippi River near 10th Ave Bridge. We're on the scene of this water rescue. Details coming up.
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Authorities are looking for a car that went into the Mississippi River near the U of M, Washington Ave. Bridge:
Authorities are searching for a car missing in Mississippi River near U of M, Washington Ave. Bridge:
Interesting tidbits: 1865 - Steamboat "SS Sultana" explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home. 1870 - Heinrich Schliemann discovered Troy. Today's birthday crew: 1759 – Mary Wollstonecraft, English author, philosopher, radical feminist, and mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. 1791 – Samuel F. B. Morse, American co-inventor of the Morse code who contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system. 1899 – Walter Lantz, American cartoonist best known as the creator of Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda. While not an innovator, Lantz' success at stealing Oswald the Rabbit from Disney contributed to Disney's tough policy of protecting its properties at any cost. 1922 – Jack Klugman, American actor who appeared in four episodes of the The Twilight Zone series: "A Passage for Trumpet" (1960), "A Game of Pool" (1961), "Death Ship" (1963), and "I ...
I take back everything I said about the Mississippi River valley. Those hills were like Little League compared to these SE Tennessee hills.
As my mom and I are driving across the Mississippi River bridge, she says "we could plunge into the river right now!" 😒😒
My fellow Mississippi River valley mets rest now or forever brew your pots of coffee.
Morning run in between the Mississippi River and St. Louis arch
Please join LeeAnne and Angela Friday April 25th at 9PM EST for Spirited History on the Para X Radio Network. This week they have as their guest author Annie Wilder. Raised in a family with Irish-German roots and strong intuitive abilities, the unseen world of angels, spirits, and lost souls has always been a familiar part of Annie Wilder's everyday life. She is the author of several thrilling books. We will be exploring the spine tingling experiences that Ms. Wilder, her family, friends, and visitors have encountered in her books, House of Spirits and Whispers, a true account of living in a haunted house, and Spirits Out of Time, a collection of true family ghost stories. We will also be playing several incredible EVPS that have been captured in her spirit occupied home. Annie hosts haunted tea parties in her spirit-filled Victorian home nestled in a sleepy Mississippi River town in Minnesota. She has been a guest on the acclaimed radio program Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and appeared on the Biog ...
Missouri and U.S. Coast Guard officials are conducting an investigation and search of a person that jumped off of the Caruthersville Bridge (I-155) and into the Mississippi River on Thursday. Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box stated his department was notified of the jump and it was determined the case w…
Spontaneous midnight moonlit boat ride down the Mississippi River. Now THAT'S an incredible love story!
I am in Kaskaskia, which was the first capital of Illinois. It is also the only portion of Illinois that is on the west side of the Mississippi River. It wasn't always on the west side, but shifts in the River flooded the area and forced the Capital to move to Vandalia. This area had to be evacuated in 1993 with the flood. Just a fun detour since I was already down south and heading to St. Louis.
41% of continental US is in the Mississippi River valley (31 states). Only Amazon & Congo have larger basins. Reading
In this session you’ll learn how The Homestead Act of 1862 lured citizens of the United States to procure federal lands West of the Mississippi River. The application and qualification process, as burdensome as it was for our ancestors, produced a bumper crop of documents for use by genealogists and…
April 21 1856 - The first rail train to pass over the mighty Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, IL made its journey across a newly completed bridge between the two rail centers. 1895 - Woodville Latham demonstrated the first use of a moving picture projected on a screen in New York City. 1940 - The radio program, Take It or Leave It, was first heard on CBS radio on this day. Bob Hawk offered contestants a top prize of $64. No, there were no lovely parting gifts or consolation prizes that we could find. Losers just left. 1949 - The prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for Broadcasting was presented to You Bet Your Life star, “The one, the only, Groucho Marx.” This was the first time the honor had been awarded to a comedian. 1959 - 1959 - The largest fish ever hooked by a rod and reel was landed by Alf Dean. Ol’ Alf told the fellas down at the marina about the 16-foot, 10-inch white shark that weighed in at 2,664 pounds! Wowzers! What kind of line do you think he used? Elect ...
Beautiful shot of the Wisconsin Bluffs from Iowa looking across the Mississippi River ... are you ready to get...
Sand available to rebuild Mississippi River delta | Nature Geoscience
Had a bit of an 'alternative' Easter today. After a beautiful, emotional (for me) Church service with Paula Thurman Brookshier, her husband, Carl, and her mom, Nancy Collins (Paula's mom, obviously not mine, but she IS my 'second' mother!), we went to Fast Eddies for lunch, then to The Loading Dock, in Grafton, IL, for music, sun, & drinks on the Mississippi River. A beautiful afternoon, at River's edge.
Bridge crossing into IL from Iowa. That's the Mississippi River.
I love days like today-driving around with the family and out of the blue we decide to visit the Mississippi River and end up in Iowa.
Mississippi River at Dubuque under flood warning Dubuque Telegraph Herald At 9:30 a.m. today, the...
Expansion westward seemed perfectly natural to many Americans in the mid-nineteenth century. Like the Massachusetts Puritans who hoped to build a "city upon a hill, "courageous pioneers believed that America had a divine obligation to stretch the boundaries of their noble republic to the Pacific Ocean. Independence had been won in the Revolution and reaffirmed in the War of 1812. The spirit of nationalism that swept the nation in the next two decades demanded more territory. The "every man is equal" mentality of the Jacksonian Era fueled this optimism. Now, with territory up to the Mississippi River claimed and settled and the Louisiana Purchase explored, Americans headed west in droves. Newspaper editor JOHN O'SULLIVAN coined the term "MANIFEST DESTINY" in 1845 to describe the essence of this mindset. A symbol of Manifest Destiny, the figure "Columbia" moves across the land in advance of settlers, replacing darkness with light and ignorance with civilization. The religious fervor spawned by the Second Gr ...
On April 7th in American history: 1682 — LaSalle and Tonti reached the mouth of Mississippi River. - 1740 — Jewish financier Haym Solomon was born. Solomon was a Portuguese Jew born in Poland. He traveled Europe as a young man, learned to speak multiple languages and learned the trade of finance. Solomon emigrated to America in the early 1770s and started a financial brokerage in New York City, where he acted as the middleman between merchants and their overseas trading partners. In the years leading up to the American Revolution, Solomon became a close friend of Alexander McDougall, one of the leading members of the Sons of Liberty in New York City, putting him squarely in the middle of the growing anti-British sentiment. When New York was invaded, Solomon was arrested for spying. He spent 18 months in squalid British prison facilities, but was eventually released on the condition that he act as a translator for the hired Hessian troops working for the British. Solomon agreed to this, but used the po ...
Had a great sleep woke up to sunshine heading down to Mississippi River for skinny dipping ha ha
WE sure see the GREAT JOB the CORP OF ENGINEERS have done "taming the Mississippi River"
Everything to the east of the Mississippi River should be the mid-east. They're about as west as Texas is north.
The Wisconsin Great River Road runs for 250 miles along the Mississippi River. Along the way, the road passes through 33 unique river towns offering everything from museums to wineries.
Mississippi River shutdown forecast for next week - FILE – A barge and tow make their way north along the...
Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft (1,917 m) and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River. It is famous for dangerously erratic weather. For 76 years, until 2010, a weather observatory on the summit held the record for the highest wind…
// entire Midwest between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. From North Dakota all the way to Texas
Today in Black History 4/17/2014 • April 17, 1823 Mifflin Wistar Gibbs, businessman, politician and the first elected African American municipal judge, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After the 1849 gold rush, Mifflin moved to San Francisco, California where he became a successful retail merchant and a leader of the San Francisco Black community. In 1855, he founded The Mirror of the Times, the first Black newspaper west of the Mississippi River. In 1858, he moved to Victoria, British Columbia to escape growing racial prejudice in California and in 1866 became the first Black man elected to the Victoria City Council. Gibbs returned to the United States in 1870 and in 1871 settled in Little Rock, Arkansas and began to study the law. He passed the bar examination in 1872 and in 1873 was elected Little Rock Police Judge, a position he held until 1875. In 1877, President Rutherford Hayes appointed Gibbs registrar of the Little Rock district land office. President Benjamin Harrison appointed him rece ...
beautiful La Bella Luna! This looks like.it is. the Mississippi River. Welcome home!
Located 40 miles north of Memphis, Fort Pillow, with its 300-foot bluffs, was a strategic point to control traffic flow on the Mississippi River. In 1864, the fort named after Gideon Pillow was the location of an alleged massacre of black soldiers by Nathan Bedford Forrest.
A lesson in what we here call home!! Southern Illinois (also known as "Little Egypt" or "Egypt") is the southern third of the state of Illinois. With the area code 618, the southern part of Illinois is geographically, culturally, and economically distinct from the rest of the state. The region is bordered on three of four sides by the most voluminous rivers in the United States: the Wabash and Ohio rivers to the east and south, and the Mississippi River and its connecting Missouri River to the west. Southern Illinois' most populated city is currently Belleville at 44,478. Other principal cities include Alton, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Mt. Vernon, Marion, and Carbondale, where the main campus of Southern Illinois University is located. The area has a population of 1.2 million people,[1] who live mostly in rural towns and cities separated by extensive farmland and the Shawnee National Forest. The two most dense areas of population are Metro-East, which is the partly industrialized Illinois portion of the ...
For most U.S. states east of the Mississippi River, tonight's total will likely turn out to be a total bust, while in contrast, much of the central and western United States will likely get a fine view of the "in all its brilliance. The first total of 2014 occurs in the overnight hours tonight and will be visible across most of North America, South America, Hawaii and parts of Alaska. Depending on your location, it begins either late tonight or in the wee hours of Tuesday, but as with every skywatching event, you can only see it if Mother Nature cooperates. Tonight's lunar eclipse runs from 12:53 a.m. EDT (0453 GMT) to about 6 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT). For us that's 9:53 til about 3am (the latter being well past my bedtime). Apart from central and south Florida the weather on the east coast appears to be the usual - so clouds will most likely prohibit viewing. By the way - if you're in Northwest Ohio and Michigan you'll probably get snow (jus' sayin'!). Lunar eclipses occur when the moon is in the full moon st ...
Five rapids covering a distance of about three miles in this area were referred to as Nekoosa (swift water) by the Chippewa Indians, who made their campground on high Swallow Rock overlooking the rapids. Wakeley's tavern served as a rendezvous and resting place for the river traveler and lumber raftsman. Wakeley's was the nucleus for the development of a settlement named Point Basse (low point). The name was later changed to Nekoosa. The settlement became a key town during the colorful era when lumber was rafted down the river from the pineries of the North to Mississippi River markets. Daniel Whitney built the first sawmill on the Wisconsin River here at Whitney's Rapids in 1831 making Nekoosa the birthplace of Wood County. From this first harnessing of the river's power developed scores of power facilities making the Wisconsin River the hardest worked river in the world." [Point Basse historical marker, erected 1963][10]
Did You See That?. The Ghost of Windsor by Carol Murdock The Windsor Ruins is the site of 23 Corinthian Columns left at what once was, the site of Windsor Plantation Mansion. The columns cast iron caps were shipped down the Mississippi River via steamboat from St. Louis, MO in 1858. The mansion was completed in 1860 at a cost of $ 175,000.00. The mansion was built by Smith Coffee Daniell II, who died two weeks after it's completion. The property remained in the family until 1974 when four great-grandsons of Mr. Daniell, donated it to the state for historic preservation. The site is located in the rural area of Lorman, MS near Port Gibson,MS. off Hwy 61 between Natchez and Vicksburg. General Ulysses Grant declared Port Gibson, a "town to pretty to burn" during the Civil War. The house burned in 1890 after a carpenter working on the third floor, carelessly dropped a lit cigarette in a pile of debris. The ruins were used as a scene in the movie : " Raintree County"staring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Cli ...
The action stemmed from Southern outrage at the North's use of Black soldiers. From the beginning of hostilities, the Confederate leadership was faced with the question of whether to treat Black soldiers captured in battle as slaves in insurrection or, as the Union insisted, as prisoners of war. This conflict happened at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee. The battle has caused great controversy about whether a massacre of surrendered African-American troops was carried out or condoned by Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. One Northerner wrote, "Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history." Fort Pillow, 40 miles north of Memphis, was built by Brigadier General Gideon Johnson Pillow in early 1862 and was used by both sides during the war. When New Madrid and Island No. 10 fell to Union forces, Confederate troops evacuated Fort Pillow. Union forces occupied the Fort in the summer of 1862, the structure stood on a high bluff and w ...
Wan to know what is going on with Russia/US regarding eastern Europe? Several top Soviet strategists in the 1960's proposed a strategy for fighting the US with nuclear weapons. While many felt that 'city busting' of WWII would become the nuclear war of the future with city after city falling to nuclear weapons, there were top Russian generals that realized something was amiss. It wasn't until WWII history was restudied that perhaps the greatest nuclear war strategy was produced through books and finally dialogue. In WWII, the Germans utilized pincer movements that divided nations in half, and then quarters, and then smaller and smaller sections. When the Mississippi River was studied, it was quickly understood that the US was the easiest nation to employ the initial bilateral separation in the world...in the 1970's rocket artillery and cruise missile development provided for a transformation in strategy that eventually produced vacuum bombs and ABM's (anti ballistic missiles). While it is very difficult t ...
it should be PAX southwest ;_; other side of the Mississippi River and there are cowboys
CLIMATE CHANGE! GLOBAL WARMING!! An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!
Sub modo Sub modo is Latin for "Subject to a modification or qualification." In a contract sub modo, the agreement between the parties may be altered or limited within certain parameters. For example, in a 19th Century United States Supreme Court case, Eldridge v. Trezevant, 160 U.S. 452, a landowner with property adjoining the Mississippi River filed for an injunction to block the State of Louisiana from building a levee through his property. Citing an earlier Louisiana case, Ruch v. New Orleans, 43 La. Ann. 275, the Court upheld a lower court's dismissal of the injunction, stating "Under the doctrine of a servitude, the riparian owner enjoys his property sub modo, i.e. subject to the right of the public to reserve space enough for levees, public works, and the like; that over this space the front proprietor never acquires complete dominion. It never passes free of this reservation to a purchaser." In other words, in this particular...
HISTORY OF AMERICA: History of Hispanic and Latino Americans. A continuous Hispanic/Latino presence in the territory of the United States has existed since the 16th century, earlier than any other group after the Native Americans. Spaniards pioneered the present-day United States. The first confirmed European landing in the continental U.S. was by Juan Ponce de León, who landed in 1513 at a lush shore he christened La Florida. Within three decades of Ponce de León's landing, the Spanish became the first Europeans to reach the Appalachian Mountains, the Mississippi River, the Grand Canyon and the Great Plains. Spanish ships sailed along the East Coast, penetrating to present-day Bangor, Maine, and up the Pacific Coast as far as Oregon. From 1528 to 1536, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and three other castaways from a Spanish expedition (including an African named Estevanico) journeyed all the way from Florida to the Gulf of California, 267 years before the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1540 Hernando de S ...
Hotel view over the mighty Mississippi River and the French Quarter. Bonjour Nouveau Orleans!
French Quarter Festival on the edge of the Mississippi River, dusk in
🎶 French Quarter festival on the Mississippi River 🎶 @ French Quarter Festival
Just in case you were wondering about Cliven Bundy's legal stance. Federal Land Ownership: Constitutional Authority and the History of Acquisition, Disposal, and Retention Summary Federal land ownership began when the original 13 states ceded their “western” lands (between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River) to the central government between 1781 and 1802. Substantial land acquisition in North America via treaties and purchases began with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and culminated with the purchase of Alaska in 1867. In total, the federal government acquired 1.8 billion acres in North America. The U.S. Constitution addresses the relationship of the federal government to lands. Article IV, § 3, Clause 2 — the Property Clause — gives Congress authority over federal property generally, and the Supreme Court has described Congress’s power to legislate under this Clause as “without limitation.” The equal footing doctrine (based on language within Article IV, § 3, Clause 1), ...
Shout out to the first black school west of the Mississippi River. My high Charles Sumner High School.…
Slept at Fort Tuthill, Flagstaff while we explored the Grand Canyon and surrounding wonders. Had light snow on the ground but it was rural enough for the dogs to run free. We left there for Glen Canyon Recreation Area, another awesome high plains desert environ. It's where Grand Canyon Colorado River trips begin. Astonishing beautiful place, we enjoyed perfect weather, blossoming dessert flowers - tawny oranges, salmon, yellow, pink, red, blue, purple, white growing along the Colorado River. The dogs frolicked in the 45% water and Robert DROPPED A LINE IN so that he has fished one of the great American rivers. And then we turned EAST. If we went any more West we would have been another month relishing the beauty of Utah and Colorado. So, 2 days driving which included stops in the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert and we are in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What beauty we have seen. Now New Mexico, Mississippi River, Minneapolis, Ohio...
Mississippi River sunsets are the best. Soli Deo Gloria.
Search persists for 2 missing in Mississippi River
23 arches of granite & limestone Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls
Search persists for 2 missing in Mississippi River: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities carried on their sea...
When you're traveling, where you spend the night & where you eat are top priority. We've got your night covered...now where to for dinner? This week's shout out goes to BoodaLu Steakhouse - a fantastic steakhouse experience featuring great food & classic cocktails, served in a historic setting overlooking the Mississippi River. Be sure to check out this Quincy favorite!
Enviros question Sen. plan for pipe from Mississippi River to fill White Bear Lake. A bandaid, says
TIME TRAVELING, APRIL 9 1682 Explorer Robert La Salle claims the lower Mississippi River and all lands that touch it for France. 1865 At Appomattox, Va., Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 Army troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by the Union cavalry, Lee has no other option. The four years of fighting had killed 360,000 Union troops and 260,000 Confederate troops. 1867 The U.S. Senate ratifies by one vote a treaty with Russia that purchases the territory of Alaska. 1881 After a one-day trial, Billy the Kid is found guilty of murdering Lincoln County, N.M., sheriff William Brady and is sentenced to hang. On April 28, he escapes from jail, but less than three months later, the new sheriff tracks him down and shoots him. 1928 Mae West makes her debut on Broadway in the production of "Diam . ...
"A Country Boy Can Survive" The preacher man says it's the end of time And the Mississippi River she's a goin' dry The interest is up and the Stock Markets down And you only get mugged if you go down town I live back in the woods, you see A woman and the kids, and the dogs, and me I got a shotgun rifle and a 4-wheel drive And a country boy can survive Country folks can survive
Today the 7th of April , 60 years ago I enlisted into the USAF. The Korean War was in its last days. After swearing in I was selected to be in-charge of about 10 of us good ole boys to board to train to TEXAS. Heck it was my first train ride and I had never been on the other side of the Mississippi River. This was the start of a 20 year career. It is hard to believe that I have been retired another 40 years. But let me tell you here and It has been a *** good ride.
Flacos Productions, Almas del Ritmo and Ke Buena Radio are excited to announce THE SECOND ANNUAL ST. LOUIS SALSA CRUISE!! Saturday, June 28 Join us for an unforgettable night on the historic Becky Thatcher Riverboat while cruising the Mississippi River and dancing to the tropical beats of salsa, bachata and merengue!! Come dressed to impress in white and we’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset over the St. Louis skyline! Boarding at 7pm, cruise departs at 7:15pm. Plan to arrive by 6:45pm for check-in. Purchase tickets at www.stlcruise.eventbrite.com or Diablitos Cantina $35 until May 1 $40 after May 1 $45 at the door We sold out last year, so don’t wait to purchase your ticket! Tickets include: • 3-hour boat cruise • Dance party aboard riverboat • Appetizers • Entry to after-party at Diablitos Cantina with dancing until 1:30am We look forward to seeing you in June… ALL ABOARD!! ☺
U don't know happy I am to c water flowing in Minnesota again. Here is a shot of the Mississippi River.
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