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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 ...
... Busch Park where we stopped to admire just how big the place is and headed down to Park Avenue.... There we looked like proper tourists - big cameras, severely underdressed given it was 11°c outside and looking gaumlessly at the menu.... Based on the fact that neither of us could quite work out what was going on Tom grabbed a table in the quaint, but heaving coffee shop and Tanya went up to order... 5 minutes later she came back to the table with two plates of this St. ...
... restaurant called "Bar Italia" and actually sat outside! It was a good day!
Off tomorrow to Gravette, AR to visit military friends for a couple days.
As you can see by the photo, we decided to bring the "office wives" along on the trip. May be a little crowded, but they can help pay for the gas! It was $3.99 when we filled up today.