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July 1, 2015
Started the day by stopping at the National Great Rivers Museum on
the Mississippi River at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam No. 26 near Alton IL.
This is a great place to see how the Mississippi is managed to allow
barge traffic from a little above Minneapolis all the way to the gulf. There is a series of 27 dams on the river with the last one a little above St. Louis.
I had a Corps of Engineers guide who ...
... who, was not pleased as he had said before leaving, "I don't want to drive 300 miles any day of the trip!" Enough said!
I actually wrote this entry last night and just as I clicked to save the draft before adding pictures and a couple of folks to the distribution list, the computer lost the internet connection and I lost the original draft. Hence, the re-write this morning. That now allows me to comment on Pat Smallman's mentioning I ...
... their iron plant) took off.
As they planned expansion of their Bessemer process steel works, they were blocked by the city of St. Louis which did not want the expansion. As well, the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis planned to tax coal crossing the Mississippi River into Missouri.
In 1891, the brothers bought 3,500 acres from the Mississippi River across the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad tracks for their ...
... little beads.
When I came down it took a long time because first we had to wait in line to get down to where we went down on the ramps, and then we waited until the elevators came up and the other people got off and then we got on and went down to the surface. Then we had a lot of fun and Ethan tried to take a picture of holding up the arch but he had a little bit of difficulties taking ...
... appreciate, as well as the best views of KC from the Liberty Memorial.
For BBQ, we did our research online and choose Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ, downtown behind Union Station, on the railroad tract in the Freighthouse District. It is a sophisticated sauce home, absolutely the best. Unique to Kansas City barbeque is “burnt ends”, meat with crispy edges. The meat can be beef, pork, sausage, turkey, or chicken. It ...