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by Kay Cooper
Journeys on the Mississippi book. The descriptions of seven journeys down the Mississippi between 1498 and 1980 point out how the river and the valley it runs through have changed.
Journeys on the Mississippi book.
The descriptions of seven journeys down the Mississippi between 1498 and 1980 point out how the river and the valley it runs through have changed. ISBN13:9780671340247. Release Date:January 1981.
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Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. It is also a travel book. It is also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the war. The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542
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Its first appearance was in the year 1827. He chose entirely new scenes for it, "resolved to cross the Mississippi and wander over the desolate wastes of the remote Western prairies. It was a matter of course that in drawing Indian character he should dwell on the better traits of the picture, rather than on the coarser and more revolting though more common points. Like West, he could see the Apollo in the young Mohawk.
Mississippi River - Description and travel - Fiction. He agreed to teach me the Mississippi River from New Orleans to St. Louis for five hundred dollars, payable out of the first wages I should receive after graduating. Mississippi River Valley - Social life and customs - 19th century - Fiction. River life - Mississippi River - Fiction. Steamboats - Mississippi - Fiction. I entered upon the small enterprise of "learning" twelve or thirteen hundred miles of the great Mississippi River with the easy confidence of my time of life. If I had really known what I was about to require of my faculties, I should not have had the courage to begin.
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Explore Mississippi holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. You'll find palatial mansions and rural poverty; haunting cotton flats and verdant hill country; honey-dipped sand on the coast and serene farmland in the north. Often mythologized and misunderstood, this is the womb of some of the rawest history in the country. And that's why the state is worth an extended visit. The novels, music and art birthed here tell deeply personal stories.