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     Ol' Man River Alive and Well?
 Here's a story about the Mississippi River written by a friend's father in 1948 but I suggest you first take a look at today's "update" by ProPublica, here: "Losing Ground" to get a more complete picture. Now, back to 1948: ~(By John Lester) "The Mississippi River, the Mother of New Orleans, has influenced the map of the modern world more than any other and all because of the great part it has played in the history of America. The Mississippi and its tributary, the Missouri, form the longest river on earth. The present spelling of Mississippi is a combination of French & Spanish.  Continued  


"The Natchez" paddleboat on the Mississippi River at the river's crescent as viewed from New Orleans' Bywater neighborhood. This is where a sharp, more...

 

 


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