Tag: Monkey Run
On Growing Up in the Mississippi River Bottoms
The Mississippi Valley Traveler caught up with me recently for an interview about my riverbank childhood in the Monkey Run bottoms south of Hannibal. We covered a range of subjects as I reflected on the role of the river as a shaping cultural influence on my writings, music, and life. I hope you might have…
Ukraine on the Rural Mississippi
Until the building was torn down in 1938, river travelers and motorists who gazed up at the “Onion Bulb” dome on the bluffs were left to wonder about the origins of such a unique church in a small Mississippi River town in rural Missouri.
Iron Shackles & Old Rock Houses on the Mississippi River
To greet me were rusty remnants of iron shackles on the walls, reminders of slavery’s stain on America’s past and its ongoing legacies.