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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885.
Airline Highway is a divided highway in the U.S. state of Louisiana, built in stages between 1925 and 1953 to bypass the older Jefferson Highway.
Aitkin is a city in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States.
The Alabama River, in the U.S. state of Alabama, is formed by the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers, which unite about north of Montgomery, near the suburb of Wetumpka.
Allamakee County (pronounced AL-uh-muh-KEY) is the northeastern-most county in the U.S. state of Iowa.
The Allegheny River is a principal tributary of the Ohio River; it is located in the Eastern United States.
Alma is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about north of St. Louis, Missouri.
The Amazon River (or; Spanish and Amazonas) in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world, and either the longest or second longest.
The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
American Heritage Rivers are designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to receive special attention (coordinating efforts of multiple governmental entities) to further three objectives: natural resource and environmental protection, economic revitalization, and historic and cultural preservation.
The mission of American Land Conservancy is to conserve land for the benefit of people and wildlife.
The American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) is a species of basal ray-finned fish closely related to sturgeons in the order Acipenseriformes.
The American Revolutionary War (17751783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a global war that began as a conflict between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies which declared independence as the United States of America. After 1765, growing philosophical and political differences strained the relationship between Great Britain and its colonies. Patriot protests against taxation without representation followed the Stamp Act and escalated into boycotts, which culminated in 1773 with the Sons of Liberty destroying a shipment of tea in Boston Harbor. Britain responded by closing Boston Harbor and passing a series of punitive measures against Massachusetts Bay Colony. Massachusetts colonists responded with the Suffolk Resolves, and they established a shadow government which wrested control of the countryside from the Crown. Twelve colonies formed a Continental Congress to coordinate their resistance, establishing committees and conventions that effectively seized power. British attempts to disarm the Massachusetts militia at Concord, Massachusetts in April 1775 led to open combat. Militia forces then besieged Boston, forcing a British evacuation in March 1776, and Congress appointed George Washington to command the Continental Army. Concurrently, an American attempt to invade Quebec and raise rebellion against the British failed decisively. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted for independence, issuing its declaration on July 4. Sir William Howe launched a British counter-offensive, capturing New York City and leaving American morale at a low ebb. However, victories at Trenton and Princeton restored American confidence. In 1777, the British launched an invasion from Quebec under John Burgoyne, intending to isolate the New England Colonies. Instead of assisting this effort, Howe took his army on a separate campaign against Philadelphia, and Burgoyne was decisively defeated at Saratoga in October 1777. Burgoyne's defeat had drastic consequences. France formally allied with the Americans and entered the war in 1778, and Spain joined the war the following year as an ally of France but not as an ally of the United States. In 1780, the Kingdom of Mysore attacked the British in India, and tensions between Great Britain and the Netherlands erupted into open war. In North America, the British mounted a "Southern strategy" led by Charles Cornwallis which hinged upon a Loyalist uprising, but too few came forward. Cornwallis suffered reversals at King's Mountain and Cowpens. He retreated to Yorktown, Virginia, intending an evacuation, but a decisive French naval victory deprived him of an escape. A Franco-American army led by the Comte de Rochambeau and Washington then besieged Cornwallis' army and, with no sign of relief, he surrendered in October 1781. Whigs in Britain had long opposed the pro-war Tories in Parliament, and the surrender gave them the upper hand. In early 1782, Parliament voted to end all offensive operations in North America, but the war continued in Europe and India. Britain remained under siege in Gibraltar but scored a major victory over the French navy. On September 3, 1783, the belligerent parties signed the Treaty of Paris in which Great Britain agreed to recognize the sovereignty of the United States and formally end the war. French involvement had proven decisive,Brooks, Richard (editor). Atlas of World Military History. HarperCollins, 2000, p. 101 "Washington's success in keeping the army together deprived the British of victory, but French intervention won the war." but France made few gains and incurred crippling debts. Spain made some minor territorial gains but failed in its primary aim of recovering Gibraltar. The Dutch were defeated on all counts and were compelled to cede territory to Great Britain. In India, the war against Mysore and its allies concluded in 1784 without any territorial changes.
The three-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma tridactylum, is a species of aquatic salamander native to the Southeastern United States.
The Anchor Line was a steamboat company that operated a fleet of boats on the Mississippi River between St. Louis, Missouri, and New Orleans, Louisiana, between 1859 and 1898, when it went out of business.
Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.
Anoka is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota.
The Apalachicola River is a river, approximately 112 mi (180 km) long in the State of Florida.
Apalone is a genus of turtles in the family Trionychidae.
The Appalachian Mountains (les Appalaches), often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern North America.
The Arapaho (Arapahoe) language (in Arapaho: Hinónoʼeitíít) is one of the Plains Algonquian languages, closely related to Gros Ventre and other Arapahoan languages.
Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of humanactivity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.
Arkansas is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2017.
Arkansas City is a town in Desha County, Arkansas, United States.
The Arkansas Post was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley and present-day Arkansas when Henri de Tonti established it in 1686 as a French trading post on the banks of the lower Arkansas River.
The Arkansas River is a major tributary of the Mississippi River.
Introduced Asian carp in North America pose a major threat to the ecology, environment, economy, and way of life in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.
The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Swamp (Louisiana French: L'Atchafalaya), is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States.
The Atchafalaya River is a U.S. Geological Survey.
An aulacogen is a failed arm of a triple junction.
In sedimentary geology and fluvial geomorphology, avulsion is the rapid abandonment of a river channel and the formation of a new river channel.
A bar in a river is an elevated region of sediment (such as sand or gravel) that has been deposited by the flow.
A barge is a flat-bottomed ship, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a sprawling area surrounding the city of Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city.
The Battle of Island Number Ten was an engagement at the New Madrid or Kentucky Bend on the Mississippi River during the American Civil War, lasting from February 28 to April 8, 1862.
The Battle of New Orleans was a series of engagements fought between December 14, 1814 and January 18, 1815, constituting the last major battle of the War of 1812.
In usage in the United States, a bayou (or, from Cajun French) is a body of water typically found in a flat, low-lying area, and can be either an extremely slow-moving stream or river (often with a poorly defined shoreline), or a marshy lake or wetland.
Bayou Lafourche, originally called Chetimachas River or La Fourche des Chetimaches, (the fork of the Chitimacha), is a U.S. Geological Survey.
The Bayou Teche is a U.S. Geological Survey.
The Bayview Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge bringing westbound U.S. Route 24 (US 24) over the Mississippi River.
A bean is a seed of one of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae, which are used for human or animal food.
Bellevue is a city in Jackson County, Iowa, United States.
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States.
Bettendorf is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States.
Big Black River is a river in the U.S. state of Mississippi and a tributary of the Mississippi River.
"Big River" is a song written and originally recorded by Johnny Cash.
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a musical with a book by William Hauptman and music and lyrics by Roger Miller.
The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge connecting Missouri's Route 34 and Route 74 with Illinois Route 146 across the Mississippi River between Cape Girardeau, Missouri and East Cape Girardeau, Illinois.
The Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway is a flood control component of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri just below the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
The Black Hawk Bridge spans the Mississippi River, joining the town of Lansing, in Allamakee County, Iowa, to rural Crawford County, Wisconsin.
The Black River is a river in west-central Wisconsin and tributary of the Mississippi River.
The bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish sometimes referred to as bream, brim, or copper nose.
The Bonnet Carré Spillway is a flood control operation in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Bowfin (Amia calva) are basal bony fishes related to gars in the infraclass Holostei.
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States.
Bridge scour is the removal of sediment such as sand and gravel from around bridge abutments or piers.
Brooklyn Center is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States.
Brooklyn Park is the sixth largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Brower's Spring is a spring in the Centennial Mountains of Montana that was marked by a surveyor in 1888 as the ultimate headwaters of the Missouri River and thus the fourth longest river in the world, the -long Mississippi-Missouri River.
Brownsville is a city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States.
Buffalo City is a city in Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
Buffalo is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States.
Burlington is a city and the county seat of Des Moines County, Iowa, United States.
A cable-stayed bridge has one or more towers (or pylons), from which cables support the bridge deck.
The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (11 MS 2) is the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city (circa 1050–1350 CE) directly across the Mississippi River from modern St. Louis, Missouri.
Cairo is the southernmost city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and is the county seat of Alexander County.
In broadcasting and radio communications, a call sign (also known as a call name or call letters—and historically as a call signal—or abbreviated as a call) is a unique designation for a transmitter station.
Cambaridae is the largest of the three families of freshwater crayfish, with over 400 species.
Camp Lacupolis is an unincorporated community in Pepin Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States, along the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin.
The Cannon River a tributary of the Mississippi River flows from Lake Tetonka near Waterville to Red Wing in the U.S. state of Minnesota, where it joins the Mississippi River.
A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers, structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end.
Cape Girardeau (Cap-Girardeau; colloquially referred to as "Cape") is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri.
The Cape Girardeau–Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in southeastern Missouri and one in southern Illinois, anchored by the cities of Cape Girardeau and Jackson.
The term cape has a different tradition of usage in the American Midwest along the Mississippi River.
The Caruthersville Bridge is a single tower cantilever bridge carrying Interstate 155 and U.S. Route 412 across the Mississippi River between Caruthersville, Missouri and Dyersburg, Tennessee.
Caruthersville is a city in and the county seat of Pemiscot County, Missouri, United States, located along the Mississippi River in the Bootheel region of the state's far southeast.
Cass Lake is a glacially-formed lake in north central Minnesota in the United States.
Cassville is a village in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.
Native American pottery is an art form with at least a 7500-year history in the Americas.
The old Chain of Rocks Bridge spans the Mississippi River on the north edge of St. Louis, Missouri.
Chain of Rocks Lock, also known as Locks No.
The channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is North America's most numerous catfish species.
Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1934) is an American country music singer, musician/guitarist, recording artist, performer, business owner, and former baseball player.
The Chattahoochee River forms the southern half of the Alabama and Georgia border, as well as a portion of the Florida border.
Chemetco was formerly one of the largest United States refiners of copper from recycled or residual sources.
Chenopodium berlandieri, also known by the common names pitseed goosefoot, huauzontle, lamb's quarters, and lambsquarters is an annual herbaceous plant in the goosefoot family.
The Chester Bridge is a continuous truss bridge connecting Missouri's Route 51 with Illinois Route 150 across the Mississippi River between Perryville, Missouri and Chester, Illinois.
Chester is a city in and the county seat of Randolph County, Illinois, United States, on a bluff above the Mississippi River.
The Cheyenne are one of the indigenous peoples of the Great Plains and their language is of the Algonquian language family.
The Cheyenne language (Tsėhésenėstsestȯtse), or Tsisinstsistots, is the Native American language spoken by the Cheyenne people, predominantly in present-day Montana and Oklahoma, in the United States.
The Chicago Portage is a water gap, and in the past a sometime wind-gap portage, connecting the watersheds (BrE: drainage basins) and the navigable waterways of the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes.
The Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of that runs through the city of Chicago, including its center (the Chicago Loop).
The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River.
The Chickasaw are an indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands.
A chiefdom is a form of hierarchical political organization in non-industrial societies usually based on kinship, and in which formal leadership is monopolized by the legitimate senior members of select families or 'houses'.
The Chippewa River in Wisconsin flows approximately 183 miles (294 km) through west-central and northwestern Wisconsin.
Cholera is an infection of the small intestine by some strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
The Clark Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge across the Mississippi River between West Alton, Missouri and Alton, Illinois.
Clarksville is a city in Calumet Township, Pike County, Missouri, United States.
Clearwater County is a rural county in the state of Minnesota.
Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Clinton County, Iowa, United States.
Columbus is a home rule-class city in Hickman County, Kentucky, in the United States.
Commerce is a Mississippi River village in Scott County, Missouri, United States.
The common shiner (Luxilus cornutus) is a freshwater fish of the Cyprinidae family, found in North America.
The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a large freshwater turtle of the family Chelydridae.
In anthropology and archaeology, a complex society is a social formation that is described as a formative or developed state.
The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.
A continental divide is a drainage divide on a continent such that the drainage basin on one side of the divide feeds into one ocean or sea, and the basin on the other side either feeds into a different ocean or sea, or else is endorheic, not connected to the open sea.
Harold Lloyd Jenkins (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993), better known by his stage name Conway Twitty, was an American country music singer.
Coon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis, and is the largest city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States.
Cordova is a village in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States.
Crappies are a genus, Pomoxis, of North American fresh water fish in the sunfish family Centrarchidae.
Crawford County is a county in the southwest part of the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
The Crescent City Connection (CCC), formerly the Greater New Orleans Bridge (GNO), refers to twin cantilever bridges that carry U.S. Highway 90 Business (US 90 Bus.) over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
The Crow River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in south-central Minnesota in the United States.
The Crow Wing River is a U.S. Geological Survey.
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, also known as cucurbits, native to the Andes and Mesoamerica.
Dakota is a city in Winona County, Minnesota, United States.
Dallas City is a city in Hancock and Henderson counties in the U.S. state of Illinois.
A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams.
Davenport is the county seat of Scott County in Iowa and is located along the Mississippi River on the eastern border of the state.
De Soto is a village mostly in Crawford County but also in Vernon County in Wisconsin.
Dead zones are hypoxic (low-oxygen) areas in the world's oceans and large lakes, caused by "excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required to support most marine life in bottom and near-bottom water.
The Delta Queen is an American sternwheel steamboat.
The Des Moines Rapids between Nauvoo, Illinois and Keokuk, Iowa-Hamilton, Illinois is one of two major rapids on the Mississippi River that limited Steamboat traffic on the river through the early 19th century.
The Des Moines River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the upper Midwestern United States that is approximately long from its farther headwaters.
Destrehan is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Diamond Bluff is a town in Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States.
A distributary, or a distributary channel, is a stream that branches off and flows away from a main stream channel.
Domestication is a sustained multi-generational relationship in which one group of organisms assumes a significant degree of influence over the reproduction and care of another group to secure a more predictable supply of resources from that second group.
Donaldsonville (historically Lafourche-des-Chitimachas) is a small city in and the parish seat of Ascension Parish in south Louisiana, United States, located along the River Road of the west bank of the Mississippi River.
A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.
In geomorphology, drainage systems, also known as river systems, are the patterns formed by the streams, rivers, and lakes in a particular drainage basin.
Dresbach Township is a township in Winona County, Minnesota, United States.
Dubuque County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa.
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River.
The Dubuque–Wisconsin Bridge is a steel bowstring arch bridge connecting Dubuque, Iowa, with still largely rural Grant County, Wisconsin.
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
Dyersburg is a city and the county seat of Dyer County, Tennessee, in the United States.
The Eads Bridge is a steel combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River connecting the cities of St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois.
East Baton Rouge Parish (Paroisse de Bâton-Rouge Est) is the most populous parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
East Cape Girardeau is a village in Alexander County, Illinois, United States.
East Dubuque is a city in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, United States.
East Florida (Florida Oriental) was a colony of Great Britain from 1763 to 1783 and a province of Spanish Florida from 1783 to 1821.
East Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States.
Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright.
Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves more than 200 prehistoric mounds built by Native Americans.
Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.
In earth science, erosion is the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, and then transport it to another location (not to be confused with weathering which involves no movement).
Fauna is all of the animal life of any particular region or time.
Feasibility Study is an assessment of the practicality of a proposed project or system.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute (and) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
Ferde Grofé (March 27, 1892 April 3, 1972) was an American composer, arranger, pianist and instrumentalist.
Ferryville is a village in Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States.
The flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris), also called by several names including mudcat or shovelhead cat, is a large species of North American freshwater catfish.
A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull, allowing it to land on water, that usually has no type of landing gear to allow operation on land.
The Fort Madison Toll Bridge (also known as the Santa Fe Swing Span Bridge for the old Santa Fe rail line) is a tolled, swinging truss bridge over the Mississippi River that connects Fort Madison, Iowa and unincorporated Niota, Illinois.
Fort Madison is a city and a county seat of Lee County, Iowa, United States along with Keokuk.
Fort Ripley is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States, near the confluence of the Mississippi and Nokasippi Rivers.
Fort Snelling, originally known as Fort Saint Anthony, was a United States military fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Fountain City is a city in Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
The Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge is a 4-lane steel girder bridge that carries Interstate 80 across the Mississippi River between LeClaire, Iowa and Rapids City, Illinois.
The freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, is a fish endemic to North and Central America.
The Frisco Bridge, previously known as the Memphis Bridge, is a cantilevered through truss bridge carrying a rail line across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee.
Fulton is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States.
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census.
Gars (or garpike) are members of the Lepisosteiformes (or Semionotiformes), an ancient holosteian order of ray-finned fish; fossils from this order are known from the Late Jurassic onwards.
The Gateway Arch is a monument in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
The Gateway Arch National Park, formerly known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial until 2018, is an American national park located in St. Louis, Missouri, near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Genoa is a village in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States.
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States.
Giacomo Costantino Beltrami (1779 in Bergamo – January 6, 1855 in Filottrano) was an Italian jurist, author, and explorer, best known for claiming to have discovered the headwaters of the Mississippi River in 1823 while on a trip through much of the United States (later expeditions determined a different source, however).
"Go Down Moses" is an American Negro spiritual.
The Government Bridge, or Arsenal Bridge, spans the Mississippi River connecting Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa.
"Graceland" is the title song of the album ''Graceland'', released in 1986 by Paul Simon.
Grafton is the oldest city in Jersey County, Illinois, United States.
The Gramercy Bridge (officially the Veterans Memorial Bridge), is a cantilever bridge over the Mississippi River connecting Gramercy, Louisiana in St. James Parish with St. John the Baptist Parish.
Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States.
Grand Tower is a city in Jackson County, Illinois, United States.
Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
Graptemys is a genus of aquatic, freshwater turtles, known commonly as map turtles or sometimes sawback turtles, which are endemic to North America.
Great Britain was one of the major participants in the Seven Years' War which lasted between 1754 and 1763.
The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 (or "Great Flood of 1993") occurred in the American Midwest, along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, from May to October 1993.
The Great Lakes (les Grands-Lacs), also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, with inundated up to a depth of.
The Great Northern Railway was an American Class I railroad.
The Great Raft was a gigantic log jam or series of "rafts" that clogged the Red and Atchafalaya Rivers and was unique in North America in terms of its scale.
The Great River Bridge is an asymmetrical, single tower cable-stayed bridge over the Mississippi River.
The Great River Road is a collection of state and local roads that follow the course of the Mississippi River through ten states of the United States.
The Greenville Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Mississippi River, in the United States, carrying US 82 and US 278 between Refuge, Mississippi, and Shives, Arkansas.
Greenville is a city in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Mississippi, United States.
The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent.
The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension the North Atlantic Drift, is a warm and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Gulfport is a village in Henderson County, Illinois, United States.
Guttenberg is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States, along the Mississippi River.
Hager City is an unincorporated census-designated place located in the town of Trenton in Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States, across the Mississippi River from Red Wing, Minnesota.
The Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge (also known as the Luling–Destrehan Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.
Hamilton is a city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States.
Hampton is a village in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States.
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri.
The Harahan Bridge is a cantilevered through truss bridge that carries two rail lines and a pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee.
Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City.
Hastings is a city in Dakota and Washington counties, in the U.S. state of Minnesota, near the confluence of the Mississippi, Vermillion, and St. Croix Rivers.
Head of navigation is the farthest point above the mouth of a river that can be navigated by ships.
The W. H. Heinemann Award is an award established by William Heinemann who bequeathed funds to the Royal Society of Literature to establish a literary prize, given from 1945 to 2003.
The Helena Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying U.S. Route 49 across the Mississippi River between Helena, Arkansas and Lula, Mississippi.
Helena–West Helena is the county seat of and the largest city within Phillips County, Arkansas, United States.
Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits.
The hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), also known as the hellbender salamander, is a species of aquatic giant salamander endemic to eastern North America.
The Hennepin Avenue Bridge is the structure that carries Hennepin County State Aid Highway 52, Hennepin Avenue, across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Nicollet Island.
The Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, also just called the Hennepin Canal, is an abandoned waterway in northwest Illinois, between the Mississippi River at Rock Island and the Illinois River near Hennepin.
Hennepin is a village on the Illinois River in Putnam County, Illinois, United States.
Henri de Tonti (1649/50 – August 1704) was an Italian soldier, explorer, and fur trader in the service of France.
Henry Miller Shreve (October 21, 1785 – March 6, 1851) was the American inventor and steamboat captain who opened the Mississippi, Ohio, and Red rivers to steamboat navigation.
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (March 28, 1793 – December 10, 1864) was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832 expedition to the source of the Mississippi River.
Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) is a division of the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) responsible for administering the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period.
Hernando de Soto (1495 – May 21, 1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first Spanish and European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States (through Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and most likely Arkansas).
The Hernando de Soto Bridge is a through arch bridge carrying Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee.
Hickman is a city in and the county seat of Fulton County, Kentucky, United States.
The Ho-Chunk, also known as Hoocąągra or Winnebago, are a Siouan-speaking Native American people whose historic territory includes parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois.
Homer is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Homer Township, Winona County, Minnesota, United States, on the south bank of the Mississippi River.
The Hopewell tradition (also called the Hopewell culture) describes the common aspects of the Native American culture that flourished along rivers in the northeastern and midwestern United States from 100 BCE to 500 CE, in the Middle Woodland period.
The Horace Wilkinson Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying Interstate 10 in Louisiana across the Mississippi River from Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish to Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Horticulture is the science and art of growing plants (fruits, vegetables, flowers, and any other cultivar).
Hudson Bay (Inuktitut: Kangiqsualuk ilua, baie d'Hudson) (sometimes called Hudson's Bay, usually historically) is a large body of saltwater in northeastern Canada with a surface area of.
The Huey P. Long - O.K. Allen Bridge is a truss cantilever bridge over the Mississippi River carrying US 190 (Airline Highway) and one rail line between East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana and West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
The Huey P. Long Bridge, located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, is a cantilevered steel through truss bridge that carries a two-track railroad line over the Mississippi River at mile 106.1 with three lanes of US 90 on each side of the central tracks.
In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live.
A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals), in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.
An hydrological transport model is a mathematical model used to simulate river or stream flow and calculate water quality parameters.
The I-35W Mississippi River bridge (officially known as Bridge 9340) was an eight-lane, steel truss arch bridge that carried Interstate 35W across the Saint Anthony Falls of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
The I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge crosses the Saint Anthony Falls of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the U.S., carrying north-south traffic on Interstate Highway 35W.
The Interstate 74 Bridge, officially known as the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge, and often called The Twin Bridges, or the I-74 Bridge, is a pair of suspension bridges that carry Interstate 74 across the Mississippi River and connect Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois.
The I-90 Mississippi River Bridge consists of a pair of bridges that traverse the Mississippi River, connecting the La Crosse, Wisconsin area to rural Winona County, Minnesota.
An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.
The Illinoian Stage is the name used by Quaternary geologists in North America to designate the period c.191,000 to c.130,000 years ago, during the middle Pleistocene, when sediments comprising the Illinoian Glacial Lobe were deposited.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
The Illinois and Michigan Canal connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.
The Illinois River (Miami-Illinois language: Inoka Siipiiwi) is a principal tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately long, in the U.S. state of Illinois.
Illinois Route 150 is an east–west state road in southern Illinois.
Illinois Route 64 (IL 64) is an east–west state highway in Northern Illinois.
The Immaculate Conception is the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the merits of her son Jesus Christ.
In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison.
The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian peoples of the Americas and their descendants. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in the Amazon basin, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture. The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in reshaping and cultivating the flora indigenous to the Americas. Although some societies depended heavily on agriculture, others practiced a mix of farming, hunting and gathering. In some regions the indigenous peoples created monumental architecture, large-scale organized cities, chiefdoms, states and empires. Many parts of the Americas are still populated by indigenous peoples; some countries have sizable populations, especially Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Greenland, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama and Peru. At least a thousand different indigenous languages are spoken in the Americas. Some, such as the Quechuan languages, Aymara, Guaraní, Mayan languages and Nahuatl, count their speakers in millions. Many also maintain aspects of indigenous cultural practices to varying degrees, including religion, social organization and subsistence practices. Like most cultures, over time, cultures specific to many indigenous peoples have evolved to incorporate traditional aspects but also cater to modern needs. Some indigenous peoples still live in relative isolation from Western culture, and a few are still counted as uncontacted peoples.
Indigo Girls are a Grammy Award–winning folk rock music American duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.
Interstate 10 (I-10) is the southernmost cross-country interstate highway in the American Interstate Highway System.
Interstate 155 (abbreviated I-155) is an east–west spur beginning in far southeast Missouri.
Interstate 40 (I-40) is a major east-west Interstate Highway running through the south-central portion of the United States generally north of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 but south of Interstate 70.
Interstate 55 (I-55) is a major Interstate Highway in the central United States.
Interstate 80 (I-80) is an east–west transcontinental limited-access highway in the United States that runs from downtown San Francisco, California, to Teaneck, New Jersey, in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
An introduced species (alien species, exotic species, non-indigenous species, or non-native species) is a species living outside its native distributional range, which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental.
An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.
Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers to the west.
Iowa Highway 64 (Iowa 64) is a state highway that runs across two counties in east central Iowa.
The Iowa River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the state of Iowa in the United States.
Itasca State Park is a state park of Minnesota, United States, and contains the headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Iva annua, the annual marsh elder or sumpweed, is a North American herbaceous annual plant in the sunflower family.
Jacob Vandenberg Brower (1844–1905) was a prolific writer of the Upper Midwest region of the United States who championed the location and protection of the utmost headwaters of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
Jacobson is an unincorporated community in Ball Bluff Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States.
Father Jacques Marquette S.J. (June 1, 1637 – May 18, 1675), sometimes known as Père Marquette or James Marquette, was a French Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement, Sault Ste. Marie, and later founded St. Ignace, Michigan.
The James River (also known as the Jim River or the Dakota River) is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 710 miles (1,140 km) long, draining an area of 20,653 square miles (53,490 km2) in the U.S. states of North Dakota and South Dakota.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve protects significant examples of the rich natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region.
Jean-Baptiste Colbert (29 August 1619 – 6 September 1683) was a French politician who served as the Minister of Finances of France from 1665 to 1683 under the rule of King Louis XIV.
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (February 23, 1680 – March 7, 1767) was a colonist, born in Montreal, New France, and an early, repeated governor of French Louisiana, appointed four separate times during 1701–1743.
Jefferson Parish (French: Paroisse de Jefferson) is a parish in the state of Louisiana.
Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music.
The John James Audubon Bridge, completed and opened in 2011, is a Mississippi River crossing between Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana parishes in south central Louisiana.
John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author.
Jonathan Raban (born 14 June 1942, Hempton, Norfolk, England) is a British travel writer, critic, and novelist.
Joseph Alexander Gilfillan (1838 – November 18, 1913) was an Episcopal missionary to Native Americans of the Ojibwa Tribe on White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota during 35 years from 1873 until 1908.
The Julien Dubuque Bridge crosses the Mississippi River.
The Kaskaskia River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately long,U.S. Geological Survey.
Kaskaskia is a historically important village in Randolph County, Illinois, United States.
Keithsburg is a city in Mercer County, Illinois, United States.
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.
The Kentucky Bend, variously called the New Madrid Bend, Madrid Bend or Bessie Bend, is an exclave of Fulton County, Kentucky, encircled by the states of Tennessee and Missouri.
Keokuk is a city and a county seat of Lee County, Iowa, United States, along with Fort Madison.
The Keokuk-Hamilton bridge is a steel girder, 4-lane bridge from Keokuk, Iowa to Hamilton, Illinois.
The Kickapoo people (Kickapoo: Kiikaapoa or Kiikaapoi) are an Algonquian-speaking Native American and Indigenous Mexican tribe.
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called simply Great Britain,Parliament of the Kingdom of England.
Kinosternon is a genus of small aquatic turtles from the Americas known commonly as mud turtles.
Kiowa or Cáuijògà / Cáuijò:gyà (″language of the Cáuigù (Kiowa)″) is a Tanoan language spoken by the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma in primarily Caddo, Kiowa, and Comanche counties.
La Balize, Louisiana, was a French fort and settlement near the mouth of the Mississippi River, in what later became Plaquemines Parish.
La Crescent is a city in Houston and Winona counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota.
The La Crosse River is a U.S. Geological Survey.
La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County.
The La Crosse–Onalaska Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of La Crosse County, Wisconsin and Houston County, Minnesota, anchored by the cities of La Crosse and Onalaska.
Lake Bemidji is a small glacially-formed lake, approximately in area, in northern Minnesota in the United States.
Lake City is a city in Goodhue and Wabasha counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Lake Itasca is a small glacial lake approximately in area.
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States.
Lake of the Woods (lac des Bois) is a lake occupying parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Lake Onalaska is a reservoir located on the Black River and Mississippi River between Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Lake Pepin is a naturally occurring lake, and the widest naturally occurring part of the Mississippi River, located approximately downstream from Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Lake Pontchartrain (Lac Pontchartrain) is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana in the United States.
Lake Winnibigoshish is a body of water in north central Minnesota, in the Chippewa National Forest.
Lansing is a city in Lansing Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States.
The largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) is a freshwater gamefish in the Centrarchidae (sunfish) family, a species of black bass native to North America.
The last glacial period occurred from the end of the Eemian interglacial to the end of the Younger Dryas, encompassing the period years ago.
The Laurentide Ice Sheet was a massive sheet of ice that covered millions of square kilometers, including most of Canada and a large portion of the northern United States, multiple times during the Quaternary glacial epochs— from 2.588 ± 0.005 million years ago to the present.
LeClaire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States.
A league is a unit of length.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.
English rock band Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, was released on 8 November 1971 by Atlantic Records.
The Leech Lake River is a river of Minnesota.
The lesser siren (Siren intermedia) is a species of aquatic salamander native to the eastern United States and northern Mexico.
Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source.
Elisabeth Corrin Maurus (born November 21, 1982), known as Lissie, is an American singer-songwriter.
This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Lower Mississippi River from the Ohio River downstream to the Gulf of Mexico.
The following is a list of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks as designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers since it began the program in 1964.
This is a list of current and former locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi River which ends at the Mississippi River's confluence with the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois.
The main stems of 38 rivers in the United States are at least long.
This is a list of rivers by their average discharge, that is their water flow.
This is a list of the longest rivers on Earth.
This topic is split into two separate articles.
Little Falls is a city in Morrison County, Minnesota, United States, near the geographic center of the state.
A lock is a device used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.
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A log jam is an accumulation of large wood (commonly defined as pieces of wood more than in diameter and more than long also commonly called large woody debris) that can span an entire stream or river channel.
Loretta Lynn (née Webb; born April 14, 1932) is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years.
Louis Jolliet (September 21, 1645last seen May 1700) was a French Canadian explorer known for his discoveries in North America.
Louis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September 16381 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (Roi Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715.
Louisiana is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.
Louisiana (La Louisiane; La Louisiane française) or French Louisiana was an administrative district of New France.
"Louisiana 1927" is a 1974 song written and recorded by Randy Newman on the album Good Old Boys.
The Louisiana Purchase (Vente de la Louisiane "Sale of Louisiana") was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory (828,000 square miles or 2.14 million km²) by the United States from France in 1803.
"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" is a song written by Becki Bluefield and Jim Owen, and recorded as a duet by American country music artists Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.
Louisiana is a city in Pike County, Missouri, United States.
The Lower Mississippi River is the portion of the Mississippi River downstream of Cairo, Illinois.
Luling is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Lutcher is a town in St. James Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the East Bank of the Mississippi River.
Lynxville is a village in Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States.
Maiden Rock is a village in Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States.
In hydrology, a main stem (or trunk) is "the primary downstream segment of a river, as contrasted to its tributaries".
In the 19th century, manifest destiny was a widely held belief in the United States that its settlers were destined to expand across North America.
Maple Springs is an unincorporated community in Pepin Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States, along the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin.
The Maquoketa River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately long,U.S. Geological Survey.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.
Marquette is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States.
Martin Strel (born 1 October 1954), is a Slovenian long-distance swimmer, one of the most elite endurance athletes best known for swimming the entire length of various rivers.
McGregor is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States.
A meander is one of a series of regular sinuous curves, bends, loops, turns, or windings in the channel of a river, stream, or other watercourse.
A meander cutoff, the natural form of a cutting or cut in a river occurs when a pronounced meander (hook) in a river is breached by a flow that connects the two closest parts of the hook to form a new channel, a full loop.
A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area (DMA), television market area, or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content.
The Memphis & Arkansas Bridge (per its nameplates), also known as the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge or Memphis-Arkansas Memorial Bridge, is a cantilevered through truss bridge carrying Interstate 55 across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee.
The Memphis–Forrest City Combined Statistical Area, TN–MS–AR (CSA) is the commercial and cultural hub of The Mid-South or Ark-Miss-Tenn.
Lizzie Douglas (June 3, 1897 – August 6, 1973), known as Memphis Minnie, was a blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter whose recording career lasted from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
The Meramec River is one of the longest free-flowing waterways in the U.S. state of Missouri, draining Blanc, Caldwell, and Hawk.
The Meskwaki (sometimes spelled Mesquakie) are a Native American people often known to European-Americans as the Fox tribe.
Mesoamerica is an important historical region and cultural area in the Americas, extending from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica, and within which pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Miami-Illinois (Myaamia) is an indigenous Algonquian language formerly spoken in the United States, primarily in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, western Ohio and adjacent areas along the Mississippi River by the Miami and Wea as well as the tribes of the Illinois Confederation, including the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Tamaroa, Cahokia, and Mitchigamea.
The Milk River is a tributary of the Missouri River, long, in the United States state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta.
Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota.
Minneiska is a city in Wabasha and Winona counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is the agency of the U.S. state of Minnesota charged with conserving and managing the state's natural resources.
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. state of Minnesota.
The Minnesota River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km) long, in the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Mississippi is a state in the Southern United States, with part of its southern border formed by the Gulf of Mexico.
"Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town" is a song written by Harold Dorman and George Gann, and recorded by American country music artist Charley Pride.
The Mississippi Delta, also known as the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, is the distinctive northwest section of the U.S. state of Mississippi (and small portions of Arkansas and Louisiana) which lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers.
The Mississippi Embayment is a physiographic feature in the south-central United States, part of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain.
The Mississippi flood of 1973 occurred between March and May 1973 on the lower Mississippi River.
The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area protects a and corridor along the Mississippi River from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey, Minnesota to just downstream of Hastings, Minnesota. This includes the stretch of Mississippi River which flows through Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. This stretch of the upper Mississippi River includes natural, historical, recreational, cultural, scenic, scientific, and economic resources of national significance. This is the only national park dedicated exclusively to the Mississippi River. It is located in parts of Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties, all within the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is a long name and therefore is frequently referred to as MNRRA (often pronounced like "minnra") or MISS (the four letter code assigned to the park by the National Park Service). The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MISS) was established in 1988 as a new unique type of National Park known as a partnership park. Unlike traditional national parks, MISS is not a major land owner and therefore does not have control over land use. MISS works with dozens of "partners" (local, state, and federal governments, non-profits, businesses, educational institutions, and individuals) who own land along the river or who have an interest in the Mississippi River to achieve the National Park Service's mission to protect and preserve for future generations. Some of the most prominent attractions within the park include the St. Anthony Falls Historic District (including Mill City Museum, the Guthrie Theater, the Stone Arch Bridge, and Mill Ruins Park), the Historic Fort Snelling and the adjacent Fort Snelling State Park, and Minnehaha Falls. There are many additional attractions, trails, and programs all within the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area. As of 2016 MNRRA has two visitor centers, one located inside the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN and the other at Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock & Dam in Minneapolis, both of which are staffed by National Park Rangers. The Minneapolis visitor center offers three free tours daily of the Upper St. Anthony Lock and surrounding area. Each year, the rangers manage community activities, including interpretive sessions, bike rides, and movies, that help to educate the local community about the natural and human history of the area.
The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.
Mississippi River Band of Chippewa Indians (Anishinaabe: Gichi-ziibiwininiwag) or simply the Mississippi Chippewa, are a historical Ojibwa Band inhabiting the headwaters of the Mississippi River and its tributaries in present-day Minnesota.
The Mississippi River Delta region is a 3-million-acre (12,000 km2) area of land that stretches from Vermilion Bay on the west, to the Chandeleur Islands in the Gulf of Mexico on the southeastern coast of Louisiana.
The Mississippi River and its tributaries have flooded on numerous occasions.
The Mississippi Suite (Tone Journey) is a 1925 orchestral suite in four movements by Ferde Grofé, depicting scenes along a journey down the Mississippi River from its headwaters of Minnesota down to New Orleans.
The Mississippian culture was a mound-building Native American civilization archeologists date from approximately 800 CE to 1600 CE, varying regionally.
Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States.
The Missouri River is the longest river in North America.
Route 51 is a highway in southeastern Missouri.
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is a payload scientific instrument built by Santa Barbara Remote Sensing that was launched into Earth orbit by NASA in 1999 on board the Terra (EOS AM) Satellite, and in 2002 on board the Aqua (EOS PM) satellite.
The historic Miami-Illinois people who are today referred to as the Moingona or Moingwena were close allies of or perhaps part of the Peoria.
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States.
Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States.
Monticello is a city in located next to the Mississippi River in Wright County, Minnesota, United States.
Morgan City is a city in St. Mary Parish in the State of Louisiana.
The Morganza Spillway or Morganza Control Structure is a flood-control structure in the U.S. state of Louisiana along the western bank of the Lower Mississippi River at river mile 280, near Morganza in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Morganza is an incorporated village near the Mississippi River in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, United States.
The various cultures collectively termed Mound Builders were inhabitants of North America who, during a 5,000-year period, constructed various styles of earthen mounds for religious, ceremonial, burial, and elite residential purposes.
Mount Elbert is the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains of North America and the highest point in the U.S. state of Colorado and the entire Mississippi River drainage basin.
Mount Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest peak in mainland eastern North America.
Muscatine is a city in Muscatine County, Iowa, United States.
The MV George Prince ferry disaster was a nautical disaster that occurred in the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the morning of.
Myriophyllum spicatum (Eurasian watermilfoil or spiked water-milfoil) is native to Europe, Asia, and north Africa.
Napoleon is a "drowned town" in Desha County, Arkansas, United States, near the confluence of the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States.
The Natchez–Vidalia Bridge are two twin cantilever bridges carrying U.S. Route 84, and 425 across the Mississippi River between Vidalia, Louisiana and Natchez, Mississippi.
The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
Nauvoo (etymology) is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa.
Necturus is a genus of aquatic salamanders endemic to the eastern United States and Canada.
Nelson is a village in Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
New Boston is a city in Mercer County, Illinois, United States.
The New Chain of Rocks Bridge is a pair of bridges across the Mississippi River on the north edge of St. Louis, Missouri.
New France (Nouvelle-France) was the area colonized by France in North America during a period beginning with the exploration of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of New France to Great Britain and Spain in 1763.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone, sometimes called the New Madrid Fault Line, is a major seismic zone and a prolific source of intraplate earthquakes (earthquakes within a tectonic plate) in the southern and midwestern United States, stretching to the southwest from New Madrid, Missouri.
New Madrid is a city in New Madrid County, Missouri, United States.
New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
New Orleans was the first steamboat on the western waters of the United States.
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is a U.S. National Historical Park in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, near the French Quarter.
New Orleans–Metairie Metropolitan Statistical Area, or the Greater New Orleans Region (as it is often called by the Louisiana Tourism Commission) is a metropolitan area designated by the United States Census encompassing eight parishes (the Louisiana equivalent of other states' counties) in the state of Louisiana, centering on the city of New Orleans.
New Roads (historically Poste-de-Pointe-Coupée) is a city in and the parish seat of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, United States.
The Viceroyalty of New Spain (Virreinato de la Nueva España) was an integral territorial entity of the Spanish Empire, established by Habsburg Spain during the Spanish colonization of the Americas.
The Nile River (النيل, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian: Ḥ'pī and Jtrw; Biblical Hebrew:, Ha-Ye'or or, Ha-Shiḥor) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, though some sources cite the Amazon River as the longest.
Nininger is a ghost town in section 18 of Nininger Township in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States.
Niota is an unincorporated community in Appanoose Township, Hancock County, in the U.S. state of Illinois.
The Norbert F. Beckey Bridge carries Iowa Highway 92 and Illinois Route 92 across the Mississippi River between Muscatine, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois, United States.
The northern pike (Esox lucius), known simply as a pike in Britain, Ireland, most of Canada, and most parts of the United States (once called luce when fully grown; also called jackfish or simply "northern" in the U.S. Upper Midwest and in Manitoba), is a species of carnivorous fish of the genus Esox (the pikes).
Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is an American popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston.
The Ohio River, which streams westward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River in the United States.
The Ojibwe, Ojibwa, or Chippewa are an Anishinaabeg group of Indigenous Peoples in North America, which is referred to by many of its Indigenous peoples as Turtle Island.
Ojibwe, also known as Ojibwa, Ojibway, Chippewa, or Otchipwe,R.
"Ol' Man River" (music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) is a show tune from the 1927 musical Show Boat that contrasts the struggles and hardships of African Americans with the endless, uncaring flow of the Mississippi River.
The Old Clark Bridge was a bridge that carried U.S. Route 67 across the Mississippi River between West Alton, Missouri and Alton, Illinois.
Old Glory is a travel book by Jonathan Raban.
The Old River Control Structure is a floodgate system in a branch of the Mississippi River in central Louisiana.
The Old Vicksburg Bridge, also known as Mississippi River Bridge, is a cantilever bridge carrying one rail line across the Mississippi River between Delta, Louisiana and Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Oquawka is a village in Henderson County, Illinois, United States.
Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for almost forty years.
Osceola is a city in and one of the two county seats of Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States.
The Ozarks, also referred to as the Ozark Mountains and Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic region in the U.S. states of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America.
Palisade is a city in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States.
Panamax and New Panamax (or Neopanamax) are terms for the size limits for ships travelling through the Panama Canal.
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor.
The Pawnee language is a Caddoan language spoken by some Pawnee Native Americans who now live in north-central Oklahoma.
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Pepin is a village in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States.
Perryville is a city in Perry County, Missouri, United States.
Peru is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States.
Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (16 July 1661 – 9 July 1706) was a soldier, ship captain, explorer, colonial administrator, knight of the order of Saint-Louis, adventurer, privateer, trader, member of Compagnies Franches de la Marine and founder of the French colony of La Louisiane of New France.
Pilottown (or Pilot Town) is an unincorporated community in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Pinckney's Treaty, also commonly known as the Treaty of San Lorenzo or the Treaty of Madrid, was signed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on October 27, 1795 and established intentions of friendship between the United States and Spain.
Plaquemines Parish (French: Paroisse de Plaquemine, Louisiana French: Paroisse des Plaquemines) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
Pointe Coupee Parish, (or; Paroisse de la Pointe-Coupée), is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
Pokegama Lake Dam (National ID # MN00584) is a dam in Cohasset, Itasca County, Minnesota, northwest of the city of Grand Rapids.
Port Allen is a city in, and the parish seat of, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Port Byron is a village in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States.
Port Hudson is a small unincorporated community in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States.
The Port of New Orleans is a deep-draft multipurpose port at the center of the world's busiest port system -- Louisiana's Lowe Mississippi River.
Portage Des Sioux is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States.
ThePottawatomi, also spelled Pottawatomie and Potawatomi (among many variations), are a Native American people of the Great Plains, upper Mississippi River, and western Great Lakes region. They traditionally speak the Potawatomi language, a member of the Algonquian family. The Potawatomi called themselves Neshnabé, a cognate of the word Anishinaabe. The Potawatomi were part of a long-term alliance, called the Council of Three Fires, with the Ojibwe and Odawa (Ottawa). In the Council of Three Fires, the Potawatomi were considered the "youngest brother" and were referred to in this context as Bodéwadmi, a name that means "keepers of the fire" and refers to the council fire of three peoples. In the 19th century, they were pushed to the west by European/American encroachment in the late 18th century and removed from their lands in the Great Lakes region to reservations in Oklahoma. Under Indian Removal, they eventually ceded many of their lands, and most of the Potawatomi relocated to Nebraska, Kansas, and Indian Territory, now in Oklahoma. Some bands survived in the Great Lakes region and today are federally recognized as tribes. In Canada, there are over 20 First Nation bands.
Potosi is a village in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.
Prairie du Chien is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States.
Prairie Island Indian Community (Dakota: Tinta Winta) is a Mdewakanton Sioux Indian reservation in Goodhue County, Minnesota, along the Mississippi River.
Prescott is a city in Pierce County, Wisconsin at the confluence of the St. Croix River and Mississippi River.
Procambarus clarkii is a species of cambarid freshwater crayfish, native to northern Mexico, and southern and southeastern United States, but also introduced elsewhere (both in North America and other continents), where it is often an invasive pest.
The provinces and territories of Canada are the sub-national governments within the geographical areas of Canada under the authority of the Canadian Constitution.
Pseudemys is a genus of large, herbivorous, freshwater turtles of the eastern United States and adjacent northeast Mexico.
The Quad Cities is a region of five cities in northwest Illinois and southeastern Iowa,Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in Illinois.
The Quapaw (or Arkansas and Ugahxpa) people are a tribe of Native Americans that coalesced in the Midwest and Ohio Valley.
The Quincy Memorial Bridge is a truss bridge over the Mississippi River in Quincy, Illinois.
Quincy, known as Illinois's "Gem City," is a city in and the county seat of Adams County, Illinois, United States, located on the Mississippi River.
Ralph Wilford Samuelson (July 3, 1903–August 28, 1977) was the inventor of water skiing, which he first performed in the summer of 1922 in Lake City, Minnesota, just before his 19th birthday.
Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs, and for film scores.
Rapids City is a village in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States.
Reads Landing is an unincorporated community in Pepin Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States, along the Mississippi River.
The Red River (Rivière rouge or Rivière Rouge du Nord, American English: Red River of the North) is a North American river.
The Red River, or sometimes the Red River of the South, is a major river in the southern United States of America. The river was named for the red-bed country of its watershed. It is one of several rivers with that name. Although it was once a tributary of the Mississippi River, the Red River is now a tributary of the Atchafalaya River, a distributary of the Mississippi that flows separately into the Gulf of Mexico. It is connected to the Mississippi River by the Old River Control Structure. The south bank of the Red River formed part of the US–Mexico border from the Adams–Onís Treaty (in force 1821) until the Texas Annexation and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Red River is the second-largest river basin in the southern Great Plains. It rises in two branches in the Texas Panhandle and flows east, where it acts as the border between the states of Texas and Oklahoma. It forms a short border between Texas and Arkansas before entering Arkansas, turning south near Fulton, Arkansas, and flowing into Louisiana, where it flows into the Atchafalaya River. The total length of the river is, with a mean flow of over at the mouth.
The Red Wing Bridge is a cantilever bridge which carries U.S. Route 63 across the Mississippi River from Wisconsin to Red Wing, Minnesota.
Red Wing is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, along the upper Mississippi River.
Reelfoot Lake is a shallow natural lake located in the northwest portion of U.S. state of Tennessee, in Lake and Obion counties.
In biogeography and paleontology a relict is a population or taxon of organisms that was more widespread or more diverse in the past.
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, or Robert de La Salle (November 22, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French explorer.
Reverie is an unincorporated community in Tipton County, Tennessee, United States.
The so-called Richter magnitude scale – more accurately, Richter's magnitude scale, or just Richter magnitude – for measuring the strength ("size") of earthquakes refers to the original "magnitude scale" developed by Charles F. Richter and presented in his landmark 1935 paper, and later revised and renamed the Local magnitude scale, denoted as "ML" or "ML".
The Rio Grande (or; Río Bravo del Norte, or simply Río Bravo) is one of the principal rivers in the southwest United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Colorado River).
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.
River engineering is the process of planned human intervention in the course, characteristics, or flow of a river with the intention of producing some defined benefit.
The River Queen was a sidewheel steamer operating as a ferry serving the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket during the late 19th century.
The source or headwaters of a river or stream is the furthest place in that river or stream from its estuary or confluence with another river, as measured along the course of the river.
Riverton is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States.
Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army.
The Rock Island Arsenal comprises, located on Arsenal Island, originally known as Rock Island, on the Mississippi River between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois.
The Rock Island Centennial Bridge connects Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa.
Rock Island County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, bounded on the west by the Mississippi River.
Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States.
The Rock River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately long,U.S. Geological Survey.
The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.
"Roll On Mississippi" is a song written by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, and recorded by American country music artist Charley Pride.
The Root River flows for through the Driftless Area of southeastern Minnesota and is a tributary of the Upper Mississippi River.
The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a learned society founded in 1820, by King George IV, to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent".
Sabula is a city in Jackson County, Iowa, United States.
Saint Anthony Falls or the Falls of Saint Anthony, located northeast of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the only natural major waterfall on the Upper Mississippi River.
The Saint Lawrence River (Fleuve Saint-Laurent; Tuscarora: Kahnawáʼkye; Mohawk: Kaniatarowanenneh, meaning "big waterway") is a large river in the middle latitudes of North America.
Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Sartell is a city in Benton and Stearns counties in the state of Minnesota that straddles both sides of the Mississippi River.
The sauger (Sander canadensis) is a freshwater perciform fish of the family Percidae which resembles its close relative the walleye.
Savanna is a city in Carroll County, Illinois, United States.
The Savanna–Sabula Bridge was a truss bridge and causeway crossing the Mississippi River that connected the city of Savanna, Illinois, with the island city of Sabula, Iowa.
Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles.
Sediment transport is the movement of solid particles (sediment), typically due to a combination of gravity acting on the sediment, and/or the movement of the fluid in which the sediment is entrained.
The Sergeant John F. Baker Jr. Bridge, also known as the Baker Bridge or Interstate 280 Bridge, carries Interstate 280 (I-280) across the Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois, United States.
Paleolithic hunter-gatherers first entered North America from the North Asian Mammoth steppe via the Beringia land bridge which had formed between northeastern Siberia and western Alaska due to the lowering of sea level during the Last Glacial Maximum.
In oceanography, geomorphology, and earth sciences, a shoal is a natural submerged ridge, bank, or bar that consists of, or is covered by, sand or other unconsolidated material, and rises from the bed of a body of water to near the surface.
The shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, is the smallest species of freshwater sturgeon native to the United States of America.
Show Boat is a musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on Edna Ferber's best-selling novel of the same name.
Show Boat is a 1926 novel by American author and dramatist Edna Ferber.
The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
Silt is granular material of a size between sand and clay, whose mineral origin is quartz and feldspar.
The silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) is a species of freshwater cyprinid fish, a variety of Asian carp native to China and eastern Siberia.
The Sioux also known as Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, are groups of Native American tribes and First Nations peoples in North America.
Sioux is a Siouan language spoken by over 30,000 Sioux in the United States and Canada, making it the fifth most spoken indigenous language in the United States or Canada, behind Navajo, Cree, Inuit languages and Ojibwe.
The Skunk River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the state of Iowa in the United States.
Slovenia (Slovenija), officially the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene:, abbr.: RS), is a country in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes.
The smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of the order Perciformes.
Social stratification is a kind of social differentiation whereby a society groups people into socioeconomic strata, based upon their occupation and income, wealth and social status, or derived power (social and political).
Soybean oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the soybean (Glycine max).
Spanish Florida refers to the Spanish territory of La Florida, which was the first major European land claim and attempted settlement in North America during the European Age of Discovery.
Traditionally, spirituality refers to a religious process of re-formation which "aims to recover the original shape of man," oriented at "the image of God" as exemplified by the founders and sacred texts of the religions of the world.
A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.
Steamboats played a major role in the 19th-century development of the Mississippi River and its tributaries by allowing the practical large-scale transport of passengers and freight both up- and down-river.
Sternotherus is a genus of aquatic turtles known commonly as musk turtles, which are endemic to North America.
Stockholm is a village in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States, founded in 1854 by immigrants from Karlskoga, Sweden.
Stoddard is a village in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States.
The Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Straits of Florida, Florida Straits, or Florida Strait (Estrecho de Florida) is a strait located south-southeast of the North American mainland, generally accepted to be between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and between the Florida Keys (U.S.) and Cuba.
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Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae.
The Sunshine Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
The Tamaroa were a Native American people in the central Mississippi River valley of North America, and a member of the Illiniwek or Illinois Confederacy of 12 or 13 tribes.
Tennessee (translit) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (AHD) is an American dictionary of English published by Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin, the first edition of which appeared in 1969.
The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an archipelagic state within the Lucayan Archipelago.
The Canterbury Tales (Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400.
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade,first published in New York on April Fool's Day 1857, is the ninth book and final novel by American writer Herman Melville.
The Navigator, written by Zadok Cramer and first published in 1801, was a guide for settlers and travelers moving westward into or through the interior of the United States during the first half of the 19th century.
The Waterways Journal Weekly is the news journal of record for the towing and barge industry on the inland waterways of the United States, chiefly the watershed of the Mississippi River and its tributaries and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Thebes is a village in Alexander County, Illinois, United States.
The Third Treaty of San Ildefonso was a treaty between France and Spain in which Spain returned the colonial territory of Louisiana to France in exchange for Tuscany.
The Thomas Cook Travel Book Award originated as an initiative of Thomas Cook AG in 1980, with the aim of encouraging and rewarding the art of literary travel writing.
The Three Sisters are the three main agricultural crops of various Native American groups in North America: winter squash, maize (corn), and climbing beans (typically tepary beans or common beans).
A through arch bridge, also known as a half-through arch bridge or a through-type arch bridge, is a bridge that is made from materials such as steel or reinforced concrete, in which the base of an arch structure is below the deck but the top rises above it.
Tipton County is a county located on the western end of the U.S. state of Tennessee, in the Mississippi Delta region.
Tiptonville is a town in northwest Tennessee and the county seat of Lake County, Tennessee.
The Tombigbee River is a tributary of the Mobile River, approximately 200 mi (325 km) long, in the U.S. states of Mississippi and Alabama.
A tornado is a rapidly rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
Trans-Mississippi was a common name of the geographic area west of the Mississippi River during the 19th century.
The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition was a world's fair held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 1 to November 1 of 1898.
The genre of travel literature encompasses outdoor literature, guide books, nature writing, and travel memoirs.
The Convention respecting fisheries, boundary and the restoration of slaves between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the London Convention, Anglo-American Convention of 1818, Convention of 1818, or simply the Treaty of 1818, was an international treaty signed in 1818 between the above parties.
The Treaty of Paris, also known as the Treaty of 1763, was signed on 10 February 1763 by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement, after Great Britain's victory over France and Spain during the Seven Years' War.
The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.
Trempealeau is a village located along the Mississippi River in Trempealeau County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake.
In engineering, a truss is a structure that "consists of two-force members only, where the members are organized so that the assemblage as a whole behaves as a single object".
A truss bridge is a bridge whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of a truss, a structure of connected elements usually forming triangular units.
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, United States, near the Mississippi River.
Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a bacterial infection due to ''Salmonella'' typhi that causes symptoms.
U.S. Route 190 is an east–west United States highway in Louisiana and Texas.
U.S. Route 24 (US 24) is one of the original United States highways of 1926.
U.S. Route 412 is an east–west United States highway, first commissioned in 1982.
U.S. Route 52 (US 52) is a major United States highway in the central United States that extends from the northern to southeastern region of the United States.
U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System.
U.S. Route 67 is a major north–south U.S. highway which extends 1,560-mile-long (2,511 km) in the Central United States.
A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.
During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Union, also known as the North, referred to the United States of America and specifically to the national government of President Abraham Lincoln and the 20 free states, as well as 4 border and slave states (some with split governments and troops sent both north and south) that supported it.
The Union Electric Company of Missouri (formerly) was an electric power utility that was organized in 1902 and grew to be one of the S&P 500 largest companies in the United States.
The Union Pacific Railroad (or Union Pacific Railroad Company and simply Union Pacific) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The Upper Mississippi River is the portion of the Mississippi River upstream of Cairo, Illinois, United States.
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is a,, Retrieved July 15, 2007 National Wildlife Refuge located in and along the Upper Mississippi River.
Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl describes the expansion of human populations away from central urban areas into low-density, monofunctional and usually car-dependent communities, in a process called suburbanization.
The velocity of an object is the rate of change of its position with respect to a frame of reference, and is a function of time.
The Vicksburg Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying Interstate 20 and U.S. Route 80 across the Mississippi River between Delta, Louisiana and Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The Vicksburg Campaign was a series of maneuvers and battles in the Western Theater of the American Civil War directed against Vicksburg, Mississippi, a fortress city that dominated the last Confederate-controlled section of the Mississippi River.
Vicksburg National Military Park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, waged from March 29 to July 4, 1863.
Vicksburg is the only city in, and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States.
Victory is an unincorporated community in the Town of Wheatland in Vernon County, Wisconsin.
Wabasha is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States.
Walleye (Sander vitreus, synonym Stizostedion vitreum) is a freshwater perciform fish native to most of Canada and to the Northern United States.
Wapello is a city in and the county seat of Louisa County, Iowa, United States.
The Wapsipinicon River (locally known as the Wapsi) is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately long,U.S. Geological Survey.
The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies from June 1812 to February 1815.
Warren Upham (8 March 1850 – 29 January 1934) was a geologist, archaeologist, and librarian who is best known for his studies of glacial Lake Agassiz.
Warsaw is a city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States.
Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, usually as a result of human activities.
Water skiing (also waterskiing or water-skiing) is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming the surface on two skis or one ski.
Waterproof is a village in Tensas Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States with a population of 834 as of the 2000 census.
A waterway is any navigable body of water.
Weaver is an unincorporated community in Minneiska Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States.
Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.
West Alton is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States.
West Baton Rouge Parish (Paroisse de Bâton Rouge Ouest) is one of the sixty-four parishes in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
West Feliciana Parish (French: Paroisse de Feliciana Ouest) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
West Florida (Florida Occidental) was a region on the north shore of the Gulf of Mexico that underwent several boundary and sovereignty changes during its history.
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States.
West Quincy is a small commercial area in northeastern Marion County, Missouri, United States, on U.S. Route 24.
"When the Levee Breaks" is a blues song written and first recorded by husband and wife Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929.
The white bass, silver bass, or sand bass (Morone chrysops) is a freshwater fish of the temperate bass family Moronidae.
The White River is a 722-mile (1,162-km) long river that flows through the U.S. states of Arkansas and Missouri.
The White River National Wildlife Refuge (officially Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge) is a wildlife refuge located in Desha, Monroe, Phillips, and Arkansas counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas.
Wickliffe is a home rule-class city in Ballard County, Kentucky, United States.
William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor.
William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.
A wing dam or wing dike is a man made barrier that, unlike a conventional dam, only extends partway into a river.
Winona County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota.
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.
The Wisconsin River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
In the classification of Archaeological cultures of North America, the Woodland period of North American pre-Columbian cultures spanned a period from roughly 1000 BCE to European contact in the eastern part of North America, with some archaeologists distinguishing the Mississippian period, from 1000 CE to European contact as a separate period.
The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.
Wyalusing is a town in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.
Yale Law School (often referred to as Yale Law or YLS) is the law school of Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.
The Yangtze, which is 6,380 km (3,964 miles) long, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.
The Yazoo River is a river in the U.S. state of Mississippi.
Yoknapatawpha County, pronounced is a fictional Mississippi county created by the American author William Faulkner, based upon and inspired by Lafayette County, Mississippi, and its county seat of Oxford, Mississippi (which Faulkner renamed Jefferson).
The zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) is a small freshwater mussel.
The Zumbro River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the Driftless Area of southeastern Minnesota in the United States.
The 1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes were an intense intraplate earthquake series beginning with an initial earthquake of moment magnitude 7.5–7.9 on December 16, 1811, followed by a moment magnitude 7.4 aftershock on the same day.
The Mississippi River floods in April and May 2011 were among the largest and most damaging recorded along the U.S. waterway in the past century, comparable in extent to the major floods of 1927 and 1993.
The 49th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 49° north of Earth's equator.
The 4th millennium BC spanned the years 4000 through 3001 BC.
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