The Lower Mississippi River

25 minutes

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Beginning where the Ohio River joins it at the tip of Illinois, the lower Mississippi River has long had an impact on the region. Places the river in its geologic and geographic context before touching on its early inhabitants, exploration, history, and battles. Notes its important cities of Memphis, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, its influence on music, and its varied wildlife. The largest river in the United States has been both highway and inspiration.

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Runtime: 25 minutes

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