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Merry Christmas Mississippi River Style

The Mississippi River provides a backdrop to many American holiday traditions,  but my favorite is Louisiana’s Christmas Eve bonfires on the levees.  The story goes that the bonfires light the way for “Papa Noel”, the Cajun Santa Claus. Others say … Continue reading

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The Mississippi River Needs “Placeness”

According to Wallace Stegner, renowned American author and ecologist, there are two kinds of Americans: placed and unplaced.

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