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

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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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Due to the flooding Mississippi River, Canadian Pacific decided not to detour but instead push/pull trains through the high water. Although the water is over the rails it's not high enough to affect the traction motors. This pair of SD40-2s are slowly moving north to grab the rear of a 273 and pull it into the yards of Davenport, Iowa ~ Photo by Erik Rasmussen©

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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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Islands in the stream: The extraordinary homemade dams holding back the Mississippi as desperate residents try to save their homes

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