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  Mississippi River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word missi-sipi meaning 'big river' (gichi-ziibi in the modern language), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi.
The river is divided into the upper Mississippi, from its source south to the Ohio River, and the lower Mississippi, from the Ohio to its mouth near New Orleans.
Louis; and the middle Mississippi, a relatively free-flowing river downstream of the confluence with the Missouri River at St. Louis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mississippi_River   (2952 words)

 Mississippi River
The 314-kilometer segment of the Upper Mississippi River extending from the mouth of the Missouri River (near St. Louis, Missouri) to the mouth of the Ohio is often termed the Middle Mississippi River.
The Lower Mississippi River channel is wide and generally shallow in the northern part of its alluvial valley, where coarse bed materials delivered by tributaries allow the river to meander.
The commercial harvest in the Upper Mississippi River is dominated by four groups of fishes: common carp, buffalos (bigmouth buffalo and smallmouth buffalo), catfishes (channel catfish and flathead catfish), and freshwater drum (Fremling et al.
biology.usgs.gov /s+t/SNT/noframe/ms137.htm   (14566 words)

 Lake Pepin - Mississippi Valley Partners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Mississippi River Valley and Lake Pepin were formed when the large glacial Lake Agassiz began flowing southward, near the intersection of Minnesota and North and South Dakota, through the glacial Warren River about 12,000 years ago.
Father Hennepen reached the source of the Mississippi River in 1682 and at that time claimed all of the Mississippi Valley in the name of France.
After the "River and Harbor Act" was passed in 1930 and the construction of the dams along the upper Mississippi River were finished; the transportation of farm produce, petroleum, chemicals, and manufactured goods in barges pushed by tugs began.
www.mississippi-river.org /lakepepin.html   (1248 words)

 Soul Of America - Black Colleges : Mississippi Valley State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) opened in 1950 with 14 regular students and seven faculty members and the first president, Dr. J.
Mississippi Valley State University is located in Leflore County, one mile northeast of Itta Bena, adjacent to U.S. Highway 82 on 450 acres.
Mississippi Valley State University is a primarily a regional public institution for the Delta region in Mississippi.
www.soulofamerica.com /colleges/ittabena_mvsu.html   (259 words)

 Mississippi Valley State University
Approximately 100 miles to the south is the city of Jackson, Mississippi, the state capital, with a population of approximately 209,000.
Mississippi Valley’s mission is to serve all students: students who are accelerated, students with adequate college preparation, and students who require remediation.
Mississippi Valley State University is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS) to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degrees.
www.petersons.com /blackcolleges/profiles/miss_valley.asp?sponsor=1714   (799 words)

 The Mississippi Valley-"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
The crew of the New Orleans (the first steamboat on the Mississippi, which was on her maiden voyage) reported mooring to an island only to awake in the morning and find that the island had disappeared below the waters of the Mississippi River.
In 1811, the central Mississippi Valley was sparsely populated.
The central Mississippi Valley is the most earthquake-prone region of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.
quake.wr.usgs.gov /QUAKES/FactSheets/NewMadrid   (1128 words)

 LSU Libraries Special Collections: LLMVC
The largest accumulation of materials on Louisiana and the lower Mississippi Valley in existence, LLMVC includes a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, maps, prints, pamphlets, Louisiana state documents, and microfilm of Louisiana newspapers.
What is now the manuscript component of the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections was initiated in 1935 when LSU history professor Edwin Davis began systematically to collect the papers of the families that settled and prospered in the lower Mississippi Valley.
Recognizing the role of the Mississippi River as the shaper of the land it drains -- from the contours of the land to the culture, economy, and politics of the communities that draw sustenance from it -- Davis endeavored to document and preserve the rich history and culture of the region.
www.lib.lsu.edu /special/llmvc.html   (432 words)

 Uncovering Hidden Hazards in the Mississippi Valley
The central Mississippi Valley is the most earthquake prone region of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.
The effort to assess the seismic risk in the Mississippi Valley is, however, hampered because the faults and other geologic structures related to earthquakes there have been deeply buried over hundreds of millions of years by thick layers of sediment.
Most quakes in the central Mississippi Valley appear to be related to the major faults and large bodies of igneous rock within the rift.
quake.wr.usgs.gov /QUAKES/FactSheets/HiddenHazs   (1369 words)

 Mississippi Valley Prehistory
The problem is lessened, if not eliminated, when we use the term simply to refer to the archeologically-known records of all societies that did not produce written accounts of their own.
Institutionalized leadership and cultural distinctions recognized among separate communities were hallmarks of this era, and several technological innovations were developed including fired-clay pottery and the bow and arrow.
The region's largest and most complex societies arose during the Mississippi Era, which began about 900 A.D. Temple mound ceremonial centers claimed the allegiance of multi-village communities numbering in the thousands, with economies supported by craft specialization and intensive agricultural production of corn, beans, and squash.
www.uark.edu /depts/contact/prehistory.html   (345 words)

 Glacial Lakes and Rivers form the Mississippi River Valley
It is likely that the river valley in the upper Mississippi was once 500 feet deeper than it is now, filled as it is with gravel and sand deposited by that melt-water.
Therefore the lower Mississippi River Valley was probably formed during the Jurassic period, some 208 million years ago, as a failed arm of a triple junction.
The modern Mississippi valley formed during the ice ages, however subsidence in the embayment area was probably more important than any role played by ice.
www.greatriver.com /Ice_Age/glacier.htm   (1247 words)

 State college roundup - The Clarion-Ledger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Valley's Shack shackles Pine Bluff 8-2 in opener - The Clarion-Ledger
PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Mississippi Valley State's Jermaine Shack did his best pitching with men on base Friday as the Delta Devils squelched Arkansas-Pine Bluff 8-2 in the first game of a doubleheader.
CLINTON — Mississippi College raked Texas-Tyler pitching for 16 hits to remain undefeated in the American Southwest Conference.
www.clarionledger.com /news/0403/27/x01.html   (317 words)

 European Explorers in the Mississippi Valley
Survivors of the expedition escaped down the Mississippi River to the Gulf Coast and ultimately to Mexico in the spring of 1543.
Passing by the Mississippi, La Salle establishes Fort St. Louis on the Texas Gulf Coast.
It is a small establishment, encounters floods and other problems, and only lasts seven years, but from this time on, the Lower Mississippi Valley (including Arkansas) leaves the sphere of French influence from the north, and enters that of the French expanding up from the Gulf of Mexico.
www.uark.edu /depts/contact/explorers.html   (1808 words)

 Mississippi Valley Welcome Center
The Mississippi Valley Welcome Center sits high on a bluff at the intersection of the Mississippi River and Interstate 80 in LeClaire, Iowa.
Looking out from the balcony you can see six miles of the Mississippi River Valley or you could take a stroll through our native prairie grass nursery, enjoy a picnic lunch in our gazebo or pavilion or let the kids burn off some energy playing on the playground.
The Mississippi Valley Welcome Center offers something for everyone, we hope you will stop in to visit us soon.
visitquadcities.com /cvb2001/welcome_center/ipix/index.php?...   (292 words)

 USACE - Mississippi Valley Division
We are a Regional Business Center that includes headquarters in Vicksburg, MS, and six interdependent districts covering the entire length of the Mississippi River from St. Paul, MN, to New Orleans, LA. MVD is one of nine divisions that make up the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Vicksburg is also the home of the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) which is charged with overseeing large watershed projects and programs for river management and improvement.
The MRC, created by an Act of Congress in 1879, is a Presidentially-appointed commission that provides recommendations to the Chief of Engineers and reports to Congress on matters such as river improvements, navigation, flood control, flood damage reduction, ecosystem management, recreation, and other major watershed projects and issues.
www.mvd.usace.army.mil   (254 words)

 Welcome to Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) was formed in 1974 as a not-for-profit independent community based organization with the mission to provide blood products to whomever needs it.
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center serves 42 hospitals in 34 counties throughout eastern Iowa, western Illinois, and southwestern Wisconsin.
As a community blood center, MVRBC meets the needs of its region first, but also actively participates in a program of recognized sharing through a network of independent blood centers.
www.bloodcenter.org   (134 words)

When French explorers first journeyed down from Canada to the upper Mississippi Valley in the early Seventeenth Century, they found the region inhabited by a vigorous, populous Algonquin nation who called themselves "Hileni" or "Illiniwek" which means "men." (1).
Others such as Hauser contend that the Michigamea were part of the original Illini root stock; that their journey across the Mississippi happened for the same reasons that caused the other sub-tribes to often leave the Illinois River valley.
At the time of first European contact in the Illinois Valley (1666), many of the Illini lived in eastern Iowa along the Mississippi River with some villages concentrated along the Illinois River in central Illinois.
members.tripod.com /~RFester   (2876 words)

 The Civil War in the Lower Mississippi Valley - Lower Mississippi Delta Region - National Park Service
Explore the lifestyles of people and places in this valley during a troubled time when neighbor fought neighbor, brother fought brother, and father fought son.
Visualize the clash of the Blue and Gray along the mighty Mississippi River.
Experience the broad scope of the Civil War at Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois; from the mountains of the Cumberland Gap through Nashville to Shiloh, Tennessee; from St. Louis down the river to New Orleans; and throughout all the states of the Lower Mississippi River valley—a rich path of history, a thousand miles long.
www.cr.nps.gov /delta/civil_war   (225 words)

 Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center
Since 1982, the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center (MVAC) at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (UW-L) has been involved in researching, preserving, and teaching about the archaeological resources of the Upper Mississippi River region.
The navigation buttons at the top of the pages will help you discover what MVAC is about, identify ways that you can become involved, and explore what has been learned about the area's past cultures.
Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
perth.uwlax.edu /mvac   (216 words)

 Mississippi Valley Blues Society
2004 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Photos are available for your viewing pleasure.
Up the Mississippi - A Journey of the Blues
If you would like to receive an e-mail message each week letting you know what’s going on in the world of Live Blues, let us know!
www.mvbs.org   (228 words)

 IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Information
If you don’t have broadband, it’ll take a little while to download, but the pictures from the 2004 Festival are worth the wait.
LeClaire park is between highway 61 and the Mississippi river, about 0.2 miles upstream (East) of the Centennial Bridge, which takes US 67 across the river from Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa.
Musicians seeking a slot in the 2006 IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival should send their promotional material in time for it to reach our office by November 30, 2005.
www.mvbs.org /fest.htm   (147 words)

 eBay - mississippi valley, Nonfiction Books, Fan Apparel Souvenirs items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mississippi Valley and Civil War Map 1863 PF 
Jerry Rice Mississippi Valley Throwback Jersey NWT L 
Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley Holmes 1884 
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=mississippi+valley&...   (401 words)

 MVP - Mississippi Valley
Mississippi Valley Partners (MVP) would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our valley.
On behalf of all the members of MVP, We would like to offer our help in making your stay here a pleasant and meaningful one.
Lake Pepin and the bluffs along the Mississippi River valley offer some of the most scenic vistas found anywhere in the upper midwest.
www.mississippi-river.org   (245 words)

 Diamond Indians Ease Past Mississippi Valley State :: Lane LaBorde and Daniel Raymond belt home runs for ULM.
MONROE - Louisiana-Monroe rolled to a 11-1 win over Mississippi Valley State University here Tuesday night at Indian Field.
Andy Jones doubled home a run and two more runs crossed the plate on an error and a ground out for a 4-0 lead.
Mississippi Valley State cut the lead to 4-1 in the fifth.
ulmathletics.collegesports.com /sports/m-basebl/recaps/050404aaa.html   (390 words)

 "Discover! America's Great River Road" with Mississippi River Home Pageand river author Pat Middleton.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
America's Great River Road" with Mississippi River Home Pageand river author Pat Middleton.
We hope you'll return many times to sample our huge Mississippi River Travel, Education and Recreation resource!
Contents of all pages are protected by copyright and may not be used or adapted in any form without the express written permission of the publisher.
www.greatriver.com   (91 words)

 Mississippi Valley Bed and Breakfasts - Bed & Breakfast Inns ONLINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mississippi Valley Bed and Breakfasts - Bed & Breakfast Inns ONLINE
on the Mississippi River, between Hannibal and St. Louis
on the Mississippi River, between St. Louis and Cape Girardeau
www.bbonline.com /mo/region4.html   (123 words)

 UMMV CESU - Home Page
Welcome to the Upper and Middle Mississippi Valley CESU.
The UMMV CESU is part of a network of cooperative ecosystem studies units (see map below) focusing on high-quality science, usable knowledge for resource managers, responsive technical assistance, continuing education, and cost-effective research programs.
The UMMV CESU is a cooperative effort of sixteen institutions and four federal agencies whose goal is to focus on the objectives listed above in the geographic area of the upper and middle Mississippi Valley.
ummvcesu.missouri.edu   (94 words)

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