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Old 10-07-2006, 12:29 AM
 
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It occured to me that a lot of folks think "The Big Muddy" is the Mississippi River. It is, in fact, the Missouri River. There are many sites on the net for Big Muddy Festivals which are along the Mississippi River, though. It's just a name. After all, the Mississippi is also muddy.

Missouri has many rivers. I thought this would be a nice way to post some fun facts and useful information about rivers in Missouri, and the cities that sprung up along them.

Hermann, Missouri is a river town along the Missouri River that is near me. It's packed with German history and nice people and much beauty.

Washington, Missouri is also another lovely old town along the Missouri River. I've been spending more time in Washington lately and learning more each time I go. For me, it's a photo opportunity that I just can't pass up.

Anyone from the Rocheport area? I have only heard about how beautiful it is. Rocheport, another river town, is west of Columbia.
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:55 PM
 
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Don't forget Steelville Missouri which is aptly called the "Floating Capital of the USA" with the Huzzah, Meremac and a few other riverways!
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:53 PM
 
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Oh, I won't forget. That is such a beautiful part of the state. I have not been there for years. I did go on my 'first' honeymoon there. lol

Clarksville, Missouri is along the Mississippi River, south of Hannibal, Missouri....which is another river town. Clarksville, named for William Clark of the Lewis and Clark fame, was settled four years before Missouri statehood. The population is around 500. More information can be seen at this web site.

http://www.clarksvillemo.com/information/index.html
Every year there is an apple-fest in October. I went the last two years. It was great fun, with many activities, venders, artisans, and one heck of a nice car show down by the river.

Current River is a canoers paradise, about 137 miles long that runs through Dent, Shannon, Carter, Ripley counties in southern Missouri. It is one of the most scenic areas in the state. There are many camp grounds and recreation areas along the way.

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Old 10-11-2006, 06:01 AM
 
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Or if you don't like crowds the 11-point river is nearby and just as beautiful
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Old 10-13-2006, 06:35 PM
 
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And just to add my two cents...

There's the North Fork of the White River which is in Douglas and Ozark County-not too far from the Current and Eleven Point.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: New Franklin, Missouri
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I'm from the New Franklin/Boonville/Rocheport area. All towns along the Missouri River. Beautiful country. Also the Katy Trail bikeing/hikeing trail follows the river in our area. It is georgeous. The fall trees are not a beautiful this year due to lack of moisture but it is still a nice ride.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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I have kayaked on the North Fork of the White, it is beautiful!
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:53 AM
 
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I have kayaked on the North Fork of the White, it is beautiful!
That's a great fishing river...the North Fork and the 11 pt. are my two favorite fishing streams in MO.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Another Mississippi River town, Cape Girardeau, MO. Murals are painted all along the river in downtown Cape. Beautiful! And Cape Girardeau is also home to Southeast Missouri State University. Very historical downtown, lots of culture, great place!!
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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I bought a place on the Current River near Van Buren, mo and it is beautiful. If you like remote, quiet and friendly this is it. We float the river all summer long, and boy is it clean.
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