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The Mississippi River is the second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. From its traditional source of Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota,. From its traditional source of Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota, it flows generally south for 2,320 miles (3,730 km) to the Mississippi River Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 32 .
Until 1803 the Mississippi River was the western boundary of the United .
Until 1803 the Mississippi River was the western boundary of the United States; the land beyond belonged to France and Spain. The French controlled a large territory known as Louisiana (after King Louis XIV of France). Hannibal is just a little town on the Mississippi River but it is known all over America. Young Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) lived here from 1844 until 1853. People say that many characters in his books were copied from the boys and girls he knew in his childhood. The Mississippi captured Mark Twain’s heart, and even influenced his pen name.
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Mississippi River, the longest river of North America, draining with its major tributaries an area of approximately . million . million square miles (. million square km), or about one-eighth of the entire continent. The Mississippi River lies entirely within the United States. Although the Mississippi can be ranked as the fourth longest river in the world by adding the length of the Missouri-Jefferson (Red Rock) system to the Mississippi downstream of the confluence-for a combined length of 3,710 miles (5,971 km)-the 2,340-mile length of the Mississippi proper is comfortably exceeded by 19 other rivers.
Voyage on the Mississippi. A River Cruise from New Orleans to Memphis. Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River as you cruise from Vicksburg to Memphis. Civil War Sites: Learn how the Union controlled the Mississippi River when you tour Vicksburg National Military Park, where more than 1,400 monuments and memorials dot the landscape and visit the restored ironclad gunboat USS Cairo. Civil Rights Movement: During a city tour of Memphis, visit the National Civil Rights Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and view the robust collections that trace the culture of slavery, African-American history, and the American Civil Rights Movement.
Itineraries North America itineraries Mississippi River. 3 Get in. 4 Go. Upper Mississippi. Memphis and Vicksburg. New Orleans district. The Mississippi River runs 2,320 miles (3,730 km) south from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to Plaquemines Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana, drawing a wide, tangled and twisted dividing line cleaving the continental United States of America almost into two.
The Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States, but .
The Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States, but it’s the most well known. From its headwaters at Lake Itasca in Minnesota, water flows about 2,300 miles south all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It flows through or next to 10 states. The Mississippi River, especially the lower part, was a popular topic in blues, jazz, gospel, folk and country music. Even today, songwriters mention the river in their lyrics. In addition, the river has been the subject or setting of much American literature.