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Some of the major cities the Mississippi River runs through are St. Paul, Minn.; St. Louis, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; and New Orleans, La. The river starts at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and runs 2,320 miles to its mouth in New ... More »

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The Mississippi River runs down the mideastern United States, spanning from northern Minnesota, down to the Gulf of Mexico. It passes through several states, including Mississippi, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennesse... More »

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The mouth of a river is another name for its terminus, where it meets an ocean, sea or lake. Because rivers generally carry abundant sediment and deposit it at the mouth, they often form deltas, or broad, shallow areas. ... More »

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The Mississippi River runs down the mideastern United States, spanning from northern Minnesota, down to the Gulf of Mexico. It passes through several states, including Mississippi, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennesse... More »

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The Mississippi River is reported to have different lengths depending on the source consulted. The EPA says it is 2,320 miles long, the United States Geologic Survey says it is 2,300 miles long and the staff of Itasca St... More »

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Hernando de Soto, a Spanish explorer, is noted as the first European explorer to reach the Mississippi River. de Soto, along with 400 of his troops, discovered the river on May 8, 1541, according to the History Channel's... More »

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The Mississippi River ranges in width from 20 to 30 feet at Lake Itasca to 11 miles at Lake Winnibigoshish, both in Minnesota. The widest navigational section of the river is two miles, at Lake Pepin, also in the "Land o... More »

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