Earlier I wrote about an article I completed for Big River magazine about the invention of water skiing in Lake City. That is still scheduled for the January issue. I followed up on that with an article about the history of wing dams in the Mississippi River. These were rock and brush dams that were designed to funnel the water into the center of the river to make it deeper and help create a better channel for navigation. That article will be in a spring edition of Big River. More on this later.
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Dr. Steve Gardiner is the author of nine books and over 1,000 articles.