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The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America.[3][4] Flowing entirely in the United States (though its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,530 miles (4,070 km)[5] to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 31 US states and 2 Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. The river either borders or cuts through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.<ref name="null">Wikipedia contributors, "Steamboat" in ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River (accessed February 19 2013).</ref>  
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The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America.[3][4] Flowing entirely in the United States (though its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,530 miles (4,070 km)[5] to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 31 US states and 2 Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. The river either borders or cuts through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.<ref name="null">Wikipedia contributors, "Mississippi River" in ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River (accessed February 19 2013).</ref>  
  
=== Eastern Rivers that enter the Mississippi River ===
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=== Eastern Rivers that enter the Mississippi River ===
  
 
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=== Western Rivers that enter the Mississippi River ===
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=== Western Rivers that enter the Mississippi River ===
  
 
Farther west (of the Mississippi River) migrants had to follow trails near rivers in order to water their livestock. For example, the Oregon trail followed the Missouri, North Platte, Sweetwater, Snake and Columbia rivers.  
 
Farther west (of the Mississippi River) migrants had to follow trails near rivers in order to water their livestock. For example, the Oregon trail followed the Missouri, North Platte, Sweetwater, Snake and Columbia rivers.  
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There may be records about the migration in these states:  
 
There may be records about the migration in these states:  
  
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United States  >  Migration  >  Mississippi_River

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America.[3][4] Flowing entirely in the United States (though its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,530 miles (4,070 km)[5] to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 31 US states and 2 Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. The river either borders or cuts through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.[1]

Contents

Eastern Rivers that enter the Mississippi River

Rivers and Lakes.png
  • Mississippi River
  • Ohio River
  • Connecticut River
  • Mohawk River
  • Delaware River
  • Susquehanna River
  • Potomac River
  • Tennessee River
  • Savannah River
  • Chattachoochee-Apalachicola
  • Coosa-Alabama-Mobile Rivers
  • Maumee River
  • Wabash River
  • Illinois River
  • Red River of the North

Western Rivers that enter the Mississippi River

Farther west (of the Mississippi River) migrants had to follow trails near rivers in order to water their livestock. For example, the Oregon trail followed the Missouri, North Platte, Sweetwater, Snake and Columbia rivers.

  • Missouri River
  • North Platte River
  • Sweetwater River
  • Snake River
  • Arkansas River
  • Red River
  • Sabine River
  • Colorado River (Texas)
  • Colorado River
  • Gila River
  • Green River
  • San Joaquin River


States Records

There may be records about the migration in these states:

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Websites

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External Links

Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mississippi River" in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River (accessed February 19 2013).