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Along the Mississippi: With Elvis and Mark Twain (2010)

Episode 3
Only available in Canada, United States

Memphis is the largest town along this great river and also the home to Elvis’ Graceland. Sun Record Studios is still the worldwide mecca for recording artists, who consider it the birthplace of Rock and Roll. In May, the city opens its banks to the BBQ World Championship. Over 3 days, 250 teams battle it out for the coveted gold medal. The hungry visitors relax and watch the spectacle as the city kicks back for a well-fed party.

As we reach the end of our journey, we visit The Hurley, the ship that ensures unhindered passage for the muddy rivers’ trade flow, functioning as an enormous vacuum cleaner for the ever-increasing sandbanks. We learn how the river was used as a supply route hundreds of years before the white man reached it and made use of its waterways. Finally we reach Hannibal, the birthplace of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who became better known as the author Mark Twain.

Peter Adler


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Episode 3 With Elvis and Mark Twain
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Episode 3
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From Memphis – home of rock and roll, BBQ, and, in a more serious vein, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination – to Hannibal, the birthplace of Mark Twain.
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goldensun.leann, posted on October 21, 2015

When I was growing up our family returned to Mississippi and Alabama to spend summers with family every other year. Summers were hot and slow ~ rambling through creek beds picking berries, haunting old cemeteries, shelling peas and snapping beans on the porch visiting, getting out "the crying towel" with our papa watching old movies finishing off the fried squash as tho it were a prize. and "kicking the can" into darkness that was illuminated by fireflies too numerous to count. Ahhh ~ the memories of the southern forests, lakes, and rivers and childhood reverie. It didn't matter which bridge we crossed or whether it was day or night, our daddy always said, " kiddos look, "we are fixin to cross the Mississippi River " as though it were an event! ... and it was ... and is to this day!

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