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Mission Statement

Grand Excursion 2004 will Commemorate the historic occassion of the original with establishing a permanent legacy; will Celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the Grand Excursion by developing and implementing a series of events focusing on the Grand Flotilla; and will Educate throughout the region about the significance of the Grand Excursion through initiatives, resource materials and special events.

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Grand Excursion 2004, a year-long initiative, is a celebration of the combined $3 billion investment communities have made to re-connect with the upper Mississippi River. Throughout 2004, the 50 plus communities along 400 miles of the River invite the world to celebrations, educational events, enhanced recreational opportunities and cultural programs. The signature event of Grand Excursion 2004 is the Grand Flotilla, the largest steamboat flotilla in 100 years, that will journey through four states, from the Quad Cities to the Twin Cities from June 25 - July 5, 2004.

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http://www.grandexcursion.com

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