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Buchen, Walther (ed.) / The Wisconsin magazine
Vol. VII, No. 8 (May 1910)

Mitchell, Morris B.
A western Poughkeepsie,   pp. [unnumbered]-3



The Wisconsin Magazine
Volume VII.
MAY, 1910
WALTHER BUCHEN, Editor-in-Chief ELIZABETH F. CORBETT, Ass't Editor
PAUL MORRIS, Athletic          OSCAR NADEAU, Illustrating Editor
                                 ASSOCIATES
WILLIAM B. KEMP
RALPH BIRCHARD
KENNETH F. BURGESS
CHALMER B. TRAVER
GLENN W. DRESBACH
STUART BLYTHE
MORRIS B. MITCHELL
HARRIET MAXON
ALICE L. WEBB
ROY PHIPPS
                      CARL H. JUERGENS, Business Manager
GEORGE D. BAILEY, Assistant Business Manager
                 GEORGE       H. A. JENNER, Assistant Business Manager
                                      - - HARRY G. ABENDROTH, Circulating
Mgr.
Terms: S 1.50 per year if paid before December 15th. $2.00 if paid after
December 15th of the current year. Contribu-
tions and subscriptions should be dropped in The Wisconsin Magazine box in
the front entrance to Main Hall. or mailed to
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month phone the manager.
               Entered at the Post Office, Milwaukee, Wits., as mail matter
of the second class.
     Published at 385 Broadway, Milwaukee, Wis., by The Wisconsin Literary
Magazine Association, Incorporated.
                           Monthly from October to May, inclusive.
                        Branch Office, 740 Langdon Street, Madison, Wis.
                                 (Copyright applied for.)
A Western Poughkeepsie
             MORRIS B. MITCHELL
  Near the town of Prairie du Chien.
Wis., is a long, straight stretch of the
lazy Mississippi river, along the shore
of which runs a double tracked railway.
These tracks are so close to the river bank
that, in flood times, the water covers them
and often causes long delays in traffic.
The current at this point, owing to the
wide expanse of the river, is very slow and
there are high hills on each bank which
prevent the wind from ruffling the water
to any extent.
  At first glance, the above statements do
not appear to carry any special significance
or to be of any import, but when consid-
ered in connection with the frequently
agitated and much talked of western in-
tercollegiate crew regatta, such a place as
the above would seem to add greatly to the
prospects of such a regatta ever becoming
a reality. Taken up in detail, the advan-
tages of such a location as this would be
somewhat as follows:
  In the first place, an observation train
could be run over the railway tracks which
would start with and follow the crews, thus
allowing the passengers to see every yard
of the race. The course of the big inter-
collegiate regatta at Poughkeepsie is situ-
ated on this order and the observation
train which follows the race there usually
carries between four and five thousand peo-
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