Thoreau’s Other Waters: The Concord River

When reading Thoreau for the first time, a reader might assume that the writer is speaking aloud his mind, giving a voice to his innermost thoughts, opinions and edicts. I came, I saw and this is what I think. Thoreau came to Nature as though he were responding to a call. It was his muse, the very source of his thoughts. In Nature we often find Thoreau near water flowing freely out of the earth, much like his ideas. In an attempt to guide you to more than just Walden, I headed out in search of Thoreau and the other waters that he traveled, namely to the Concord River and the outer reaches ...

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