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Myth and the Mississippi: PBS explores the songs and heart of Middle America

Ted Drozdowski, The Boston Phoenix, 4 January 1999

THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER covers a lot of history along its 2,350 miles. Sometimes literally. There are communities that have been washed under its high waters, and the bones of ancient beasts – and quite likely a few skeletons of riverboat gamblers who got caught cheating at cards – are trapped in the strata of soil and rock over which it flows.

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