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The Mighty Mo

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The Mighty Mo' Throughout our history and even before human habitation, the Missouri River has played a major role in shaping not only the physical geography of the state but the human geography as well. This episode looks at the many ways the Missouri has impacted human habitation of the state and region.

It was the life source for many early Indian tribes and a watery highway for exploration and settlement. It has also supplied the state with energy and water as it was dammed in the last century for hydropower and irrigation.

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