Gorgeous Vintage Maps of the Mississippi River’s Path Over Time:  map4

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

Due to high water from the flooding Mississippi River, the Canadian Pacific decided not to detour but instead push/pull trains through the h...

Due to high water from the flooding Mississippi River, the Canadian Pacific decided not to detour but instead push/pull trains through the h...

milligan-26-migrationSediments that once would have replenished land in the Mississippi Delta are now trapped behind hundreds of dams upriver. [Matthew Seibert, Dredge Research Collaborative and Louisiana Coastal Sustainability Studio]

milligan-26-migrationSediments that once would have replenished land in the Mississippi Delta are now trapped behind hundreds of dams upriver. [Matthew Seibert, Dredge Research Collaborative and Louisiana Coastal Sustainability Studio]

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

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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