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The Colors of a River: Pollution and the Upper Mississippi

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Friends of the Mississippi River hosted a presentation on Monday, January 29th, 2009 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis: The Colors of a River: Pollution on the Upper Mississippi. The audio and the video quality are poor.   (2:36)

What was the Mississippi River like when only American Indians and early explorers paddled its waters? When did we first begin polluting the Mississippi and how? How bad did it get before anyone did something about it?

Historian and author Dr. John O. Anfinson of the National Park Service discussed of these questions took a look at the pollution issues facing the great Mississippi today.

He is the author of a history of the metro area Mississippi River entitled A River of History and The River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi River, published as an independent scholar with the University of Minnesota Press.
 
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