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The Great Tom Hook

Savoring one of the greatest New Orleans musicians – the one and only Tom Hook – working his magic at the historic Old Point Bar. Cold outside and hot in here! #nola

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Snow in Louisiana!

Snowing this morning and Oak Alley Plantation closed! Cruised on down to New Orleans. I looked it up- since record-keeping began in 1849, this is the 39th time snow has been recorded in New Orleans! Cold and lovely!

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Podcast: E W Gould

Half a century working on the rivers prepared him for a milestone historical work. Today we highlight the accomplishments of riverboat captain and historian E. W. Gould.

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2018 Schedule confirmed!

To view the 2018 dates and cruises onboard which Laura and I will be lecturing and entertaining, just CLICK HERE to visit my Schedule Page. Laura and I are proud to return to work another year under contract with American … Continue reading

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Passion

I love history and I love magic. That's why I love this quote from magician Penn Jillette: "I’ve never been able to get an audience interested without being interested myself. I find that if someone is talking about their passion…I … Continue reading

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Twain’s Hannibal

Such a charming delight prowling through Mark Twain's boyhood home of Hannibal, Missouri.

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Early Thomas Jefferson statue

Here at the Missouri History Museum (originally the Jefferson Memorial Building) is the 1913 statue that predates the Washington DC Jefferson Memorial by 30 years.Learn more here:https://forestparkmap.org/thomas-jefferson-statue-at-the-missouri-history-museum

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Historic St. Louis Courthouse

This incredible and historic 1828 building (site of Dred Scott case) was expanded and the lovely dome completed in 1861, designed after the Vatican in Rome. Some of the arch museum exhibits are here while the arch museum is renovated. … Continue reading

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Ahh St Louis

Heading over to tour the exhibits at the old courthouse in lovely St. Louis.

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Podcast about Henry Bosse

This episode highlights the career of artist and engineer Henry Bosse who captured on glass plate negatives a dramatic transformation of the Mississippi river.  

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