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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.

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 earthqua...

Rock River

(Encyclopedia) Rock River, c.285 mi (460 km) long, rising in SE Wisc. and flowing SW through NW Ill. to the Mississippi River near Rock Island. It flows through a fertile farm area. Rockford, Ill., is the chi...

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.

Des Moines

(Encyclopedia) Des Moines, river, 535 mi (861 km) long, rising in SW Minn. and flowing SE across Iowa to the Mississippi River at Keokuk, SE Iowa. Flowing through fertile farmland, the river floods in the spr...

Indian Removal Act

(Encyclopedia) Indian Removal Act, in U.S. history, law signed by President Andrew Jackson in 1830 providing for the general resettlement of Native Americans to lands W of the Mississippi River. From 1830 to ...

Gretna

(Encyclopedia) Gretna, city (1990 pop. 17,208), seat of Jefferson parish, SE La., on the Mississippi River. A suburb of New Orleans, it produces marble, granite, chemicals, and food products. Founded in the e...

Muscatine

(Encyclopedia) Muscatine mŭskətēn´ [key], city (1990 pop. 22,881), seat of Muscatine co., SE Iowa, on the Mississippi River; inc. 1851. An early center of river traffic and lumbering, Muscatine is the sh...

Winnebago, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Winnebago, Lake, 215 sq mi (557 sq km), E Wis.; largest lake in Wisconsin. Fed and drained by the Fox River, the lake is part of an all-water route between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi R...