up & down the river

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“I wish I was back there piloting up & down the river again.”

~Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (1835 – 1910), letter to Jane Clemens, October 1865

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The essence of summer: skipping stones across the Mississippi at sunset. [Silhouette of a bronze sculpture by Ted McElhiney, a local artist.]