Created on May 11, 2022
originally created by Charlie Rollot ( English O clock)
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Quick Facts abou the Mississippi River :
- It flows through 10 states: – Minnesota, Louisiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi and Iowa.
- Tributaries of the river drain some parts of Southern Canada.
- The Great River Road which runs alongside the river was created in 1938.
- The Mississippi river stretches out more than 7 miles at its widest point which is at Lake Winnibigoshish near Bena, MN.
- The narrowest stretch for its entire length is at Lake Itasca. At this point, the river is only 20 to 30 feet wide.
- At the headwaters of the river, the average surface speed of the water is about 1.2mph.
- From its source to its mouth, the river drops about 450 m.
- This river is home to about 350 species of fish, 326 bird species, 140 amphibians and 50 mammal species.
Mississippi river is the third longest river in North America with a length of about 2,350 miles. The source of this river is Lake Itasca and from here, it begins as a small stream. The river flows into the Gulf of Mexico through a delta shaped like a bird’s foot.
Vermilionville, in Lafayette, exhibits the traditions and heritage of the Acadian settlers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. At this living history museum, costumed craftspeople and historians demonstrate skills and folk crafts that have been preserved and handed down from previous generations.