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City to release wastewater into Missouri River

News-Press Now - Apr 12, 2017
The city of St. Joseph will release untreated wastewater into the Missouri River for up to two days next week because of repairs at its South Side treatment plant. The city will discharge the waste beginning at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18. It is ...

Missouri River expected to get 16 million gallons of wastewater from ...

fox2now.com - Apr 12, 2017
ST. JOSEPH, MO (KTVI) - The Missouri River is expected to get 16 million gallons of untreated wastewater from the City of St. Joseph next week. The St. Joseph ...

Corps holding meetings on the operation of Missouri River

Radio Iowa - Apr 11, 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public meetings this week to offer updates on the planned operation of the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System. Corps spokeswoman Amy Gaskill says today's meeting is in Omaha/Council Bluffs ...

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Missouri River books

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

by: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark

The Journals of Lewis and Clark are "the first report on the West, on the United States over the hill and beyond the sunset, on the province of the American future” (Bernard DeVoto).


In 1803, the great expanse of the Louisiana Purchase was an empty canvas. Keenly aware that the course of the nation's destiny lay westward—and that a “Voyage of Discovery” would be necessary to determine the nature of the frontier—President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back.
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Old Jamestown Across the Ages: Highlights and Stories of Old Jamestown, Missouri

by: Peggy Kruse
Old Jamestown, Missouri, in far north St. Louis County, has a long and rich history that includes an American Indian settlement associated with Cahokia Mounds, land grant holders of English and Scottish heritage who arrived in the late 1700s, German immigrant farmers who came during the 1800s, and prominent wealthy families who arrived in the mid-1900s. As early as 1805, Old Jamestown ferries crossed the Missouri River to provide connections from St. Louis and Florissant to St. Charles County, which is home to Portage des Sioux, an early military outpost, and the City of St.
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The Essential Lewis and Clark

The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited and annotated by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we meet Indian peoples and see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and western rivers the way Lewis and Clark first observed them -- majestic, pristine, uncharted, and awe-inspiring.

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Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, Enlarged Edition

by: Melvin R. Gilmore
A classic of ethnobotany, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region has been enlarged for this Bison Book edition with thirty drawings, by Bellamy Parks Jansen, of plants discussed by Gilmore. The taxonomic glossary has been updated as well. Readers will find here, conveniently described, the uses that Plains Indians made of the wild plants they collected and of those plants they cultivated for food, clothing, medicine, and ornamentation. This fascinating book, originally published in 1919, reveals cultures that evolved in close harmony with their environment.
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