Monday, 24 August 2015

Mark Twain country

Flying from Lewis County airfield, MO.

This is Hannibal, Missouri,
birthplace of Mark Twain,
and the scene for the favorite stories of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
Now with a Walmart.....

Lots of tourist attractions....

We know that the 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is fiction,
but Mark Twain knew the Mississippi River and it's people so well,
that I like to imagine that it really happened just like that.
Following along that story, this could very well be Jackson Island,
where Huck met up with Jim the slave,
and they started their adventure voyage down the river....

There's lots of industry along the river now.

This is a typical town along the river,
with grain silos to ship all the corn that's grown around here.

Vast amounts of corn and soy beans shipped down the river to the port of New Orleans

A corn harvesting crew moving to the next job.
I wish that I had photographed more of that corn growing land.
It just goes on and on and on, 
so productive....

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