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Cover photo credits: bald eagle by Thomas O’Neil and lock and dam courtesy of the Alexis Park Inn & Suites, Iowa City, Iowa. Back cover map taken from Views on the Mississippi, the Photographs of Henry Peter Bosse, reproduced with permission, from the John R. Borchert Map Library, University of Minnesota.

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