Spring Trip, 2016Crisscrossing the Mississippi River,From St. Louis to New OrleansStates Visited: Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee






March 25, 2016 (Good Friday)


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Mississippi and Louisiana



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Above: Two bridges spanning the Mississippi River from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Louisiana on the opposite side of the river (Photo taken by Mark Leavins on March 25, 2016)



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Above: Bridge spanning the Red River in Shreveport, Louisiana with riverfront site in the foreground (Photo taken by Mark Leavins on March 25, 2016)





March 26, 2016 (Saturday)


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Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri



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Above: Sign near the entrance for the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore, Texas (Photo taken by Mark Leavins on March 26, 2016)

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Above: Exhibit at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore, Texas, March 26, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Display of photos at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore, Texas, March 26, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)





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Above: Exterior of the Bill Clinton home in Hope, Arkansas (Photo by Mark Leavins on March 26, 2016)










March 27, 2016 (Easter Sunday)

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Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee



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Above: The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: View of St. Louis, Missouri from on board the riverboat Tom Sawyer during an hour-long tour on the Mississippi River on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse (Domed white building in center) in St. Louis, Missouri seen from the Mississippi River on March 27, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Eads Bridge (Opened 1874) spanning the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri to East St. Louis, Illinois (Photo by Mark Leavins, March 27, 2016)

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Above: Tug and barge on the Mississippi River passing under the Eads Bridge with East St. Louis, Illinois in the background (Photo by Mark Leavins, March 27, 2016)








March 28, 2016 (Monday)


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Tennessee and Mississippi

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Above: The Tennessee River near the Shiloh Civil War battlefield in Hardin County, Tennessee (Photo by Mark Leavins on March 28, 2016)

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Above: Shiloh National Military Park (Civil War Battlefield site) near Pittsburg Landing in Hardin County, Tennessee, March 28, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Sign for the Visitor Center for the Shiloh National Military Park near Pittsburg Landing in Hardin County, Tennessee, March 28, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Cannon marking portion of the Shiloh Civil War battlefield (Fought April 6-7, 1862) manned by Robertson's Alabama Battery of the Confederate Army of the Mississippi (Photo by Mark Leavins on March 28, 2016)

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March 29, 2016 (Tuesday)

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Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana



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Above: View of the Little Rock, Arkansas skyline from the Bill Clinton Presidential Library, March 29, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Exterior of the Bill Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 29, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Grounds of the Bill Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas with bridge (a structure incorporated into the library grounds) spanning the Arkansas River at left, a water feature at center, and the Clinton Library and Museum building at right (Photo by Mark Leavins, March 29, 2016)

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Above: Replica of the White House Oval Office at the Bill Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas (Photo by Mark Leavins, March 29, 2016)













March 30, 2016 (Wednesday)


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Louisiana and Mississippi




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Above: Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana near the Mississippi River in between Baton Rouge and New Orleans (Photo taken by Mark Leavins on March 30, 2016)