Showing posts with the label Mississippi River

Night Crossing

Mississippi River Sunset

Mississippi Headwaters

Standing in the middle of the mighty Mississippi.

Lake Itasca

Fort Snelling

Dubuque-Wisconsis Bridge

Golden Egg

ADM is growing a giant golden egg on the banks of the Mississippi.

Fort Madison Toll Bridge

The Fort Madison toll bridge is a swing bridge that crosses the Mississippi River at Fort Madison, Iowa, and Niota, Illinois. Rail traffic travels the lower deck and cars travel the upper deck.

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Photo: Joe Elliot, Summer 1995   

George M. Verity River Museum

The steamboat George M. Verity pushed barges up and down the Mississippi River from 1927 to 1960. Today it sits on land in Keokuk, Iowa, where it serves as a museum. Our tour consisted of a guided tour of the lower deck followed by self-guided exploration of the rest of the boat. We enjoyed exploring this great example of an early 20th century steam-powered Mississippi River workhorse.