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Leave no child ashore – a school trip into the “dark heart of the deepest woods” of Mississippi

Leave no child ashore – a school trip into the “dark heart of the deepest woods” of Mississippi

Bob Gosford January 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 Gosford January 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 Gosford May 30, 2010 1 Comment

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

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

Bob Gosford May 29, 2010 1 Comment

My previous posts have looked at various aspects of my most recent trip to Canada & the USA – here are a few incidental point and shoot photos from my wanders around various cities, towns, rivers, bayous and forests over the past month or so…

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

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

Bob Gosford May 18, 2010 1 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...