The Mississippi River is the longest and largest river in North America. "Mississippi" is a Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian / Native Americans / First Nations word "misi-ziibi" or "gichi-ziibi" meaning great river, big river, gathering of water. The river is the major river of the eastern half of North America, flowing through the USA states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky,...
The northernmost ferry in North America is the Arctic Red River Ferry near Gwich'in settlement of Tsiigehtchic in the Northwest Territories. It is located so far north that it is actually above the Arctic Circle.
President was a steamboat which currently lies dismantled in St. Elmo, Illinois. Originally named Cincinnati, it was built in 1924, and is the only remaining "Western Rivers" style sidewheel river excursion steamboat in the United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
The Mississippi Basin Model, the largest small-scale working model in the world, reproduces the entire drainage basin of the Mississippi River and its tributary system to a horizontal scale of 1:2000 and a vertical scale of 1:100. The model has the appearance of a gigantic relief map with the streams and floodplains molded in concrete in their correct geographic locations. Construction of the m...
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