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Gorgeous Vintage Maps of the Mississippi River’s Path Over Time

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Intro With the Mississippi River nearing record levels on May 2, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blew up a levee to save the small town of Cario, Ill., from devastating flooding. In the past, cities on the river haven't been s fortunate. The Mississippi River is known for its epic floods and these destructive events led to the creation of levees along North America's longest river . Here, we count down the mightiest floods of the Mississippi River.

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As the river rises: Cahokia's emergence and decline linked to Mississippi River flooding

As the river rises: Cahokia's emergence and decline linked to Mississippi River flooding -- ScienceDaily

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Flood Pictures: Mississippi River at Its Worst

national geographic vintage photos of mississippi | Mississippi River flood picture: A house standing amid floodwaters in ...

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Grafton Lighthouse in Illinois is a monument lighthouse to commemorate the the Great Flood of 1993 in which the Mississippi River nearly washed away the town.

PHOTOS: Historic Flooding Along The Mississippi

Gorgeous Vintage Maps of the Mississippi River’s Path Over Time

Over time the Mississippi River has changed course due to the silt and sediment of its channel blocking the water's path, forcing it to alter direction and find a new route to the Gulf of Mexico. Harold N. Fisk colorfully charted the mile long river in

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