The original American dream
An episode from the series THE USA AT HEART
The Mississippi is a myth that carries images of a great winding river that crosses the plains and swamps from the north to the south of the United States, the inspiration for writer Mark Twain and his Tom Sawyer, slavery, colonial houses, blues music, and paddle steamers.
But less well known is the state that bears the same name. And yet, all the stages of America's evolution are to be found here.