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On a map of the United States, the Mississippi River has its source at Lake Itasca in northwestern Minnesota and flows south to empty into the Gulf of Mexico near the city of New Orleans in Louisiana. Some websites that ... More »

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A full-length map of the Mississippi River is available on the website of the Mississippi River Trail. The map markers provided are listed by state. More »

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Though rivers have flowed across what is now the Mississippi River basin for millions of years, the modern river emerged from the drainage of melting glaciers around 12,000 years ago. The Mississippi has shifted course c... More »

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The Mississippi River begins in Lake Itasca in Minnesota, flows through the middle of the continental United States and finally ends in the Gulf of Mexico. At 2,350 miles long, it is the third-longest river in North Amer... More »

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The Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico from its source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. As the third longest river in the North American continent, the Mississippi River flows a total length of 2,350 miles through... More »

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The Mississippi River starts at Lake Itasca in north central Minnesota and travels 2,350 miles to its endpoint at the Gulf of Mexico. When combined with the Missouri river, it makes up the fourth longest river system in ... More »

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The Mississippi River flows south from Northern Minnesota at Lake Itasca to Louisiana into the Gulf of Mexico. Explorer Hernando de Soto is responsible for the discovery of this river in 1541. More »

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