Tag: Mississippi River
One of the slickest hucksters and patent medicine peddlers on the Mississippi River. You’ll meet him in Shantyboats and Roustabouts.
The River Gives Up Its Dead Slowly
My mother was deathly afraid of the Mississippi River, but it was my playground as a child in the river village of Ilasco, Missouri. Try as she might, she couldn’t stop me from swimming in the river or fishing from its banks while she was trimming soles at a shoe factory in Hannibal. After all,…