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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Migration Internal|Migration ]] >  [[Mississippi_River]]''  
  
In the East, some American settlers moved to their new home on rafts, riverboats, or by boat on the Great Lakes. The rapid spread of shallow-draft steamboats after 1811 on most of the rivers on the&nbsp;map below&nbsp;had a significant impact on American transportion until railroads&nbsp;or automobiles became a safer, faster alternative in the local area.<ref name="null">Wikipedia contributors, "Steamboat" in ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat (accessed August 4, 2010).</ref>  
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<br> The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America. 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)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>Wikipedia contributors, "Mississippi River" in ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'' at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River Mississippi_River] (accessed February 19 2013).</ref>  
  
=== Eastern U.S. Rivers ===
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=== States Records ===
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There may be records about the migration in these states:
  
 
[[Image:Rivers and Lakes.png|right|500px|Rivers and Lakes.png]]  
 
[[Image:Rivers and Lakes.png|right|500px|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 U.S. Rivers  ===
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<br> [[Minnesota]]<br> <br> [[Wisconsin]] <br> <br> [[Iowa]] <br> <br> [[Illinois]]<br> <br> [[Missouri]]<br> <br> [[Kentucky]]<br> <br> [[Tennessee]]<br> <br> [[Arkansas]]<br> <br> [[Mississippi]]<br> <br> [[Louisiana]]<br>
  
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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=== Eastern Rivers that enter the Mississippi River ===
  
*Missouri River  
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The [[Ohio River|Ohio]], [[Tennessee River|Tennessee]] and [[Wabash River|Wabash]] join and then enter the Mississippi's flow. There are trails and now roads that run on both sides of the Mississippi river and these rivers.
*North Platte River  
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*Sweetwater River
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*Snake River  
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*Arkansas River
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*Red River
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*Sabine River
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*Colorado River (Texas)
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*Colorado River  
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*[[Ohio River]]
*Gila River  
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*[[Connecticut River]]
*Green River  
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*[[Tennessee River]]
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*[[Wabash River]]
*San Joaquin River  
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*[[Illinois River]]
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*[[Red River of the North]]
  
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=== Western Rivers that enter the Mississippi River  ===
  
=== External Links  ===
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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 River|Missouri]], [[North Platte River|North Platte]], [[Sweetwater River|Sweetwater]], Snake and Columbia rivers. The Sweetwater flows into the North Platte which flows into the Missouri which then flows into the Mississippi.
  
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*[[Missouri River]]
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*[[North Platte River]]
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*[[Sweetwater River]]
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*[[Arkansas River]]
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*[[Red River]]
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Migration_%28African_American%29 Great Migration (African American)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_of_the_United_States List of Rivers of the United States (Wikipedia)]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_of_the_United_States List of Rivers of the United States (Wikipedia)]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_in_the_United_States List of Lakes of the United States (Wikipdia)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_in_the_United_States List of Lakes of the United States (Wikipdia)]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:59, 6 March 2013

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The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America. 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)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]

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States Records

There may be records about the migration in these states:

Rivers and Lakes.png


Minnesota

Wisconsin

Iowa

Illinois

Missouri

Kentucky

Tennessee

Arkansas

Mississippi

Louisiana

Eastern Rivers that enter the Mississippi River

The Ohio, Tennessee and Wabash join and then enter the Mississippi's flow. There are trails and now roads that run on both sides of the Mississippi river and these rivers.


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. The Sweetwater flows into the North Platte which flows into the Missouri which then flows into the Mississippi.


Websites

Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mississippi River" in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at Mississippi_River (accessed February 19 2013).



 

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