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River Guide Wants People To Paddle The Mighty Mississippi, Not Fear It

Few people that live in the Mississippi Delta ever go out on the river. John Ruskey, owner of Quapaw Canoeing Company, wants to change that and get people connected with this wild place.

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River Guide Wants People To Paddle The Mighty Mississippi, Not Fear It

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