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    • Ray Steele Scans Mississippi River Bluffs

    • History;refuge centennial;refuge; Izaak Walton League;
    • The story of wildlife conservation along the upper stretches of the Mississippi River in the mid-20th Century is very much a tale of environmental change, economic growth, and power politics. Created in 1924 as one of America’s most unique...
    • Senator Harry Hawes Visits Upper Mississippi River Refuge

    • History;refuge centennial;
    • The upper reaches of the Mississippi River were the focus of conservationists and engineers alike in the 1920's and 1930's; the free-flowing river’s tendency to flood prompted construction of a series of locks and dams during the New Deal,...
    • Ira Gabrielson at Upper Mississippi River Refuge

    • History;refuge centennial;
    • Cigar-chomping Ira Noel Gabrielson (1889-1997), second chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey, studies a report during a 1937 site inspection and Congressional tour of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Gabrielson was...

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