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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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Mud & Blood on the Mississippi in flood* - in pictures

Mud & Blood on the Mississippi in flood* - in pictures

Bob GosfordMay 25, 20103 Comments

The river was up 40 feet at the Greenville Bridge by the time we got there - swelled by the normal snowmelt in many of the 37 States and 2 Canadian provinces that drain into it and also from the floodwaters that flowed down from the Cumberland River that had trashed Nashville, Tennessee a couple of weeks ago - all of this made for some exciting canoeing - with many of the sandbars and islands under water.

Views from Vancouver, Tofino and Victoria, British Columbia

Views from Vancouver, Tofino and Victoria, British Columbia

Bob GosfordMay 24, 20101 Comment

Tomorrow I'm driving 40 or so miles up to Clarksdale to talk with John Ruskey from the Quapaw Canoe Company

"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...

House of the week - 111 Catalpa Street Clarksdale, Mississippi - $79K!!

House of the week - 111 Catalpa Street Clarksdale, Mississippi - $79K!!

Bob GosfordOct 22, 20092 Comments

By the way, I'm only moving into a different house because my sweetie and I want to buy one together that is truly 'ours' if you know what I mean - Roger Stolle, Cathead Music with a new twist on why you'd sell a house

The Church with the Hand Pointing Heavenward - Port Gibson Miss.

The Church with the Hand Pointing Heavenward - Port Gibson Miss.

Bob GosfordApr 6, 20091 Comment

The First Presbyterian Church at Port Gibson was built by the Reverend Zebulon Butler, who had the unfortunate distinction of also being the subject of its first service - his funeral.

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