Guy W. Farmer


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April 28, 2013
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Guy W. Farmer: Rollin’ down the Mississippi River

That lilting Creedence Clearwater tune, “Proud Mary,” echoed in my head as I cruised down the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans earlier this month aboard the newly refurbished American Queen, an old-fashioned steamboat featuring two tall smokestacks, a big red paddle wheel and an all-American crew including an onboard “Riverlorian.” It was a leisurely way to visit a part of the country I knew very little about before I arrived in Memphis, Tenn. I learned a lot about the Civil War (still referred to as “The War of Northern Aggression” in some parts of the South), sampled some …

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