Monday, November 13, 2017

The Mighty Mississippi

The Mississippi River is 2,320 miles long, the second longest river in the United States. Beginning in Minnesota, it winds its way through 10 states on the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Its name comes from a Native American word meaning “Father of Waters”.
A major commercial artery in the history of the United States, its importance to the South during the Civil War made the port at Vicksburg a prime military target for the North.

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