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Big Muddy 7.1

Cover Photos:

Front cover-“The Western Anchor of Eads, Also a Refuge”
Back cover-“The Impressive Power of Eads, Crossing the Mississippi since 1874.”

Cover Design:

Kristi Murray and Kristina Yesley

Big Muddy 7.1


Dr. Susan Swartwout

Assistant Editor

Mandy Henley
Kristi Murray
Kristina Yesley

Publishing Interns

Angela Barbeau
Ross Martin
Jill Wehrheim

Editorial Assistants

Elishia Heiden

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Mark Spitzer, Missouri
When Gars Attack


Alan Terry Wright, Missouri
Murder in Missouri: An excerpt from Alan Terry Wright’s new book, Murder on Rouse Hill, a Historical Docudrama

Louis E. Bourgeois, Mississippi
Pirogue Races

D. Mitchell, Alabama
Ferdinand C. Posey

Charles Edward Brooks, Zurich, Switzerland
The Inkwell

Jane Lawrence, Colorado
The Visitor

Dionnne Irving, Rhode Island

Miroslav Penkov, Arkansas


Gerry Mandel, Missouri
Eads Bridge 1&2
Eads Bridge 3&4
Lewis and Clark Sculpture
Eads in Winter


Richard Sederstrom, Arizona
The Education of Bear
Down the Great River With Old Bones

David Radavich, Illinois

John Cantey Knight, Louisiana
Cain’s Mark
Where I Write Poetry

Ron Collings, Wisconsin
For Honor

Norm Rourke, Oklahoma
Case xx Stockman

Lowell Jaeger, Montana

Jeff D. Simpson, Oklahoma


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