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Exploring Mississippi River’s U. S. Army Corps’ Lock & Dam No. 20

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Randi Hair
Tugboat pushes barges in to position to transit Lock & Dam #20 on the Mighty Mississippi near the town of Canton.

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Ralph Martin at Lock & Dam Number 20 on the Mississippi near Canton in Lewis County, Missouri.

Martin, Executive Director of Lewis County Economic Development shares insights about the lock and dam and the economic advantages of river transport versus truck and trailers on the highways.

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Randi Hair
Ralph Martin, CEO Lewis County IDA (left) shares details of operating Lock & Dam #20 on the Mississippi with correspondent Tom Wilmer.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' signage for Lock & Dam #20.

Stay tuned for upcoming podcasts featuring destinations in Northeast Missouri:

  • Mobley—The Magic City
  • Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal

    Funding for Journeys of Discovery provided by Nashville's Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and the Shoals Region of Northern Alabama.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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