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Leave no child ashore - a school trip into the

Leave no child ashore - a school trip into the "dark heart of the deepest woods" of Mississippi

Bob GosfordJan 30, 2013

"The next challenge will be to reach the White River. A route will have to be scouted through the briars, snake-infested woods and alligator swamps. The explorers will then manually portage all of their gear and canoes from the Arkansas River to the White River, a process that might require one long dirty day."

'The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi' ... a review

'The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi' ... a review

Bob GosfordJan 7, 2013

"The Big Muddy" follows centuries of human efforts to conceptualize this landscape of mud as a place with firm barriers between water and land, and then make these conceptions reality. A few examples: early French explorers repeatedly failed to locate the mouth of the Mississippi out of an inability to imagine a vast, multi-channeled delta. Rice, and then indigo, tobacco, and sugar encouraged settlers to drain, divide, and levee the landscape.

Part two - pointing and shooting in the US and Canada

Part two - pointing and shooting in the US and Canada

Bob GosfordMay 30, 20101 Comment

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Pointing and shooting part one - Canada & the USA, May 2010

Pointing and shooting part one - Canada & the USA, May 2010

Bob GosfordMay 29, 20101 Comment

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"Disturbed", "All Around Cowboy" churches and an East Texas foggy highway

Bob GosfordMay 18, 20101 Comment

Yesterday I drove through Fate, Texas and had lunch in Hope, Arkansas - notable only for the fact that President Bill Clinton was born there. I doubt that he has had much reason to get back there in a while. Here are some quick shots of things I saw along the way...