In the land of milk and maple


Story by Jerome Tharaud

For one week this summer, a group of 14 local students crossed the Mississippi River and got a closer look at mines, farms, and American history.

They visited the grassy field in Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight 93 went down on a September morning two years ago. The same day they met three of the nine men trapped last July in the flooded Quecreek Mine who barely escaped with their lives while much of the country tuned in and looked on. That was the day after they stood on Little Round Top at Gettysburg and saw where Pickett charged, and two days before visit...

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