Mississippi River

Lat/Long: 47.2333, -95.2000

The Mississippi River runs 2,450 miles from Itasca, Minnesota, to its mouth near New Orleans to link the Great Lakes with the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi and its tributaries, including the Missouri and the Ohio, form the largest inland water network in the United States.

Michael Martin and Leonard Gelber, Dictionary of American History (Philosophical Library, 1978), 415.