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The Mississippi Corpse - CyberCorpse 12

From: Jason Sanford <lapthai@yahoo.com>

Here are two ideas:

First, you should check out the current issue of storySouth, the magazine I edit--we're featuring a nonfiction piece dealing with the Mississippi River and Communism. The essay and pictures are by Tom Foley, a photographer who grew up the son of American communists--an authentic "red diaper baby"--and was deeply affected by the McCarthyism of the 1950s. To try and understand his place in America, he spent several years traveling the Mississippi River and taking pictures of it. Might be something there you can use. You can link to the essay at http://www.storysouth.com/fall2002/fridaysaturday.html

Second, I live on the Mississippi River up in Minneapolis and kayak it during the unfrozen months. But while most people try to kayak or canoe the "scenic" places, I go through the tunnels and drainages of the Twin Cities. You get plenty of interesting sights exploring the sewers that empty into the Mississippi (especially since many of them were built in the late 1800s and resemble some type of gothic-themed Disney World ride--except for the smell, of course). You might want to consider exploring some of the endless sewers that empty into the Mississippi; I can guarantee you most documentaries about the river don't cover that.

Hope something here helped.

Also, one note about Tom Foley's pictures and essay on storySouth--

As the editor's note to his essay says, storySouth only printed an excerpt from his recently completed book. He does have other essays in the book that deal more precisely with what he was searching for by exploring both the Mississippi and his life as the child of American Communists. If you wanted, I could get him to send you some of these essays.

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