This section of the website concerns the Mississippi River itself. We approach it from the perspective of Mark Twain in the 19th century through our interview with Professor Bruce Michelson (Emeritus, English Department, UIUC), a renowned expert on Mark Twain:
and through our interview with Captain Luke Moore:
who has traveled the length of the river for more than thirty years, piloting the massive Mary Evelyn barge/tow.