October 2 – 7, 2014
Join us for a magical journey into the world of Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn. This study tour will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, Clarksdale, Mississippi, and on the great waters of the mighty Mississippi. We’ll spend two nights at the Clark House in Clarksdale before heading out to paddle the Mississippi River in large voyageur canoes with the Quapaw Canoe Company and camp on the banks of the river for two nights, As we descend Mississippi’s Muddy Water Wilderness we’ll have seminar discussions on Mark Twain’s greatest work, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and seek to discover what a good town is really like. Anyone interested in finding a way to a healthier community is welcome. St. John’s College alums Jim Bailey and John Ruskey will serve as trip organizers. A detailed agenda with reading assignments will be emailed to participants in advance of travel.
After meeting in Memphis we will spend two nights at The Clark House (www.clarkhouse.info) in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Then we will spend two days on the mighty Mississippi River, canoeing the Muddy Waters Wilderness section (www.island63.com/expeditions-muddy_waters.cfm) with Quapaw Canoe Company (http://www.island63.com). Each day we will paddle in morning, lunch on the river, and then set up camp and have seminar on the Mississippi’s best sandbars. Then we will return to civilization for a final night in the Clark House and a final celebration.
This trip is open to all interested persons. To learn more about this Search on the Mighty Mississippi or to register, download the brochure. Then complete and send in your registration form and follow the brochure’s directions to reserve a room and a spot in one of Quapaw Canoe Company’s magnificent river canoes. For more information go to our Facebook page or contact Jim Bailey.