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River-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat across America
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TitleRiver-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat across America
AbstractMap and two chapters of the book describing the author's (native Kansas Citian William Least Heat-Moon) riverboat voyage up the Missouri River through the Kansas City area (including Lexington, Fort Osage, the Little Blue River, Parkville, and Fort Leavenworth, etc.) in the late 1990s, describing the area's history and appearance, and culture, etc.
NotesPage 226: Kansas City, Missouri, is the preeminent city on the longest river in America, but you would never know it from talking to the inhabitants, not because of their usual modesty but rather their forgetfulness of the Missouri. In the self-proclaimed City of Fountains there is no spiritual link between them and it. ..Kansas City, born of the Missouri, has turned away from its great genetrix more than almost any other river city in America. If you want, for example, just to see the Missouri here, you have to cross a bridge at breakneck speed or take an elevator in a downtown skyscraper."
AuthorWilliam Least Heat-Moon
LocationVertical File: Missouri River
Chapter TitlePart 7: The Lower Missouri
Local SubjectMissouri River
Heat Moon, William Least
Item TypeBook Section
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Item ID118181
CONTENTdm number9930
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