A river divides us

July 10, 2014 

Russia had an iron curtain. China had a bamboo curtain. Illinois and Missouri have a water curtain -- the Mississippi River.

Illinois and Missouri have been at war since statehood, trying to keep people from crossing the river without paying. Next we will have to have a passport to cross the river.

Buck Horine

Mascoutah

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