10 Facts about the River Mississippi

Post On: July 6, 2017
In: Rivers

The famous American river is explained on Facts about the River Mississippi. The drainage system of the river takes the second largest one in the North America. The first place is taken by the Hudson Bay drainage system. The water of River Mississippi flows within United States. However, the drainage basin may flow into Canada. The river is supported by many tributaries. Let us get other facts about River Mississippi below:

Facts about the River Mississippi 1: the record

According to its discharge, River Mississippi takes the record as the 15th largest river and 4th longest river in the world. The watershed of the river drains in 2 provinces in Canada and 31 states of US.

Facts about the River Mississippi 2: the states

Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee and Kentucky are the states in US either passes or borders by the river.

the River Mississippi Facts

the River Mississippi Facts

Facts about the River Mississippi 3: the Native Americans

River Mississippi was important for the Native Americans. At first, they were hunter-gatherers. Then they became agricultural society, which used the water from River Mississippi and its tributaries.

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Facts about the River Mississippi 4: the presence of Europeans

In 16th century, the Europeans arrived into the New World, which gave impact to the life of the Native Americans. Most of them were concentrated in the basin of River Mississippi.

the River Mississippi

the River Mississippi

Facts about the River Mississippi 5: the border

The early US, New France and New Spain were bordered by River Mississippi in the past where it took the role as the barrier. Then the river turned its role as a communication link and transportation.


Facts about the River Mississippi 6: American Civil War

The Union Forces were capable to capture River Mississippi during the American civil war.

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Facts about the River Mississippi 7: the importance of the river

River Mississippi was important for the Union Forces for it was a route for travel and trade.

Facts about the River Mississippi 8: problems

Problems occur on River Mississippi, which have something to do with pollution in the modern day.

Facts about the River Mississippi

Facts about the River Mississippi

Facts about the River Mississippi 9: division

Three sections make up River Mississippi. They are Lower Mississippi, Middle Mississippi and Upper Mississippi.

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Facts about the River Mississippi 10: bridge

In 1855, the first bridge was established along River Mississippi. The bridge was located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In 1856, River Mississippi had its first railroad bridge.

Are you well informed after reading facts about the River Mississippi?


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