Tuesday, October 20, 2015

 The Mighty Mississippi

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system on the North American continent flowing 2,320 miles to the Mississippi delta at the Gulf of Mexico. The Mighty Mississippi is the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. The Mississippi River either borders or passes through ten states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

This image was taken on the Mississippi river bank in  St. Louis, Missouri where people still gather to fish daily. Across the Mississippi is East St. Louis located in Illinois.