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Reelfoot Lake

(Encyclopedia) Reelfoot Lake, 20 mi (32 km) long, NW Tenn., near the Mississippi River; designated a national natural landmark by the National Park Service. It was formed when a depression created by…

Mitchell, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Mitchell, Mount, peak, 6,684 ft (2,037 m) high, W N.C., in the Black Mts. of the Appalachian system; highest peak E of the Mississippi River.

Dyersburg

(Encyclopedia) Dyersburg, city (1990 pop. 16,317), seat of Dyer co., NW Tenn., near the Mississippi River; inc. 1850. It is a processing and industrial center for a fertile cotton and farm area.

Columbia Heights

(Encyclopedia) Columbia Heights, city (1990 pop. 18,910), Anoka co., SE Minn., a residential suburb adjoining Minneapolis, on the Mississippi River; inc. 1921. It has many varied manufactures.

Mississippi

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi, river, c.100 mi (160 km) long, rising E of the Kawartha Lakes, S Ont., Canada, and flowing NE through Mississippi Lake, then N to the Ottawa River near Arnprior. It is…

Wood River

(Encyclopedia) Wood River, city (1990 pop. 11,490), Madison co., SW Ill., on the Mississippi River just above its junction with the Missouri; inc. 1923. It has oil refineries and pipeline terminals,…

Fox

(Encyclopedia) Fox, river, 176 mi (283 km) long, rising in S central Wis. and flowing SW to within 1.5 mi (2.4 km) of Portage, Wis., on the Wisconsin River, then NE through Lake Winnebago into Green…

Atchafalaya

(Encyclopedia) Atchafalaya əchă´fəlī˝ə, navigable river, c.170 mi (270 km) long, S central La. The Atchafalaya meanders south, in a former channel of the Mississippi, to the Gulf of Mexico. A…

Harahan

(Encyclopedia) Harahan hâr´əhăn˝, city (1990 pop. 9,927), Jefferson parish, SE La., a suburb of New Orleans, on the Mississippi River. An agricultural shipping center, the city also makes metal and…

Iowa

(Encyclopedia) Iowa, river, 329 mi (529 km) long, rising in the lakes of N Iowa and flowing SE to the Mississippi River, SE Iowa; Cedar River (300 mi/483 km long) is its chief tributary. A power dam…