Snowed Again!!!

Here we go again.  This is taken from our back deck north of LeClaire Iowa.  The Mississippi River looks cold today.

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We are taking some photography classes, so maybe we will get some better pictures….

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Interesting houses on Canal Shore Le Claire

Here is an interesting one.  Through the grapevine I have heard it has been owned by one family for a long time, and the most current owners have rehabbed it.  Based on the outside, they did a really nice job.  I have also heard it was part of the Underground Railroad.

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Mississippi River I-80 bridge from below

Here is what this bridge looks like from the ground on the Iowa side:

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Construction of Lock and Dam 15: 1930’s

The local paper had a slide show with historical pictures of the construction of Lock and Dam 15 in Rock Island IL during the 1930’s.  It is double lock.

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Snow Again!!!

It could have been worse, only a couple of inches and melting fast.

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More Mississippi River Backwaters

Some more pictures:

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Note the flood gate which controls the water levels in the different pools.  The muskrat lodge is in this pool, just on the other side of the tree on the left.

Mississippi River Backwaters

Here are some more pictures from the Princeton Iowa wildlife refuge. 

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