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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mo To Miss

North of St Louis near Alton, Illinois the Mighty Mo flows into the Might Mississippi.  The Confluence is observable from the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower on the Illinois side of the rivers.  There is the Jones Confluence Park on the Missouri side, but it is frequently closed due to flooding... as it was last weekend.  Costs $6 for adults, $5 if you're ancient.  There is a tour guide.  Above, you can see where the rivers merge. Below is the aerial view of the same place.



 The Kid and Jon... by the entrance to the tower.  Lewis and Clark reportedly started their Expedition at the mouth of the Missouri at the Confluence.
                           Top, the Missouri River.  Bottom, the Mississippi River.
                                                       Egret and dead fishes.
                                           Another shot of the confluence.
 It was a lousy time of day for photos as the sun was directly overhead... also there was a lot of haze/smoke over by the city.  Black and white made it palatable .

There are three levels of the Tower each with a protective cage all around the deck.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Restoration Update

Update on the William Chick Scarritt House. Tiles are going on the west half of the roof. These were imported from Brazil. The tiles came by boat to Houston and then by rail to Kansas City. Next; the windows will be installed. Some of the window in the tower are curved. One factory in Arkansas is the only one that can do thermal, curved windows. They are ready to go. After that the curved copper gutter will be installed on the tower top...but first Susan and Larry have to find someone to curve the copper!   In 1888 the construction of this home cost $30,000.  
Remarkable progress on this restoration!!!





Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mighty Mo In Black And White

Above, the City from Kaw Point.  Below, from River Front Park . 
The river is higher this year than it has been the past two years in February. Usually you can walk almost to the middle of the channel on sand/rock bars. Not this year. 



                                   Above, from River Front Park.  Below, from Kaw Point


Sunday, February 19, 2017