Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Mississippi River and its tributaries within the bounds of the USA

 


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  1. If the early settlers had come from the west or south, at the point where the Missouri & Mississippi meet they would have seen that the Mississippi was the smaller river system joining the larger Missouri system.

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  2. The territory west of Big Muddy comprised the Louisiana Purchase.

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    1. A bargain.

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    2. Per now-deceased comedian Tim Wilson, “When we bought the Louisiana Purchase, we gave 3 cents an acre. If we sold it today, we could probably triple our money.”

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  3. Possibly stupid question here, but who decides, and how, which of the waterways is "the" river into which the others all flow? Just start at the most-northerly branch and call that the headwater of the river?

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    1. I think you kind of reverse engineer it. Start at the mouth and work your back through any connecting offshoots until you can’t branch out anymore

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    2. @Anonymous: That would give you a map, but I'd think *all* the branches could be back-tracked like that.

      Meh, it's not a big issue:-)

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  4. Looks like the artist got bored when he got east of Indiana. There's a lot missing, and a bit wrong.

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    1. It's about the muddy Mighty Miss. No tribs East of Indi.

      Look at the tributaries alone, nothing else; it still appears to be North America.

      Look at it!

      :)

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  6. Tote that barge, lift that bail, have a lil drink and youse goes to jail.

    But that old man river, he jus' keeps rollin' along.

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