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Vintage Maps Trace the Meandering Mississippi

For anyone obsessed with beautiful maps, these colorful and informative examples tracking the many paths of the lower Mississippi are a dream come true. The monumental collection was produced in 1944 by Harold N. Fisk, who drew in a rainbow of colors the path of past and current flows as the mighty river changed course and flooded over time. For a full size .zip file (197MB!) of the maps, head to the ERDC. It’s useful information, beautifully displayed.

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Here we display plate 22, sheets 5 through 14 in order:

mississippi maps

mississippi maps

mississippi maps

mississippi maps

mississippi maps

mississippi maps

mississippi maps

mississippi maps

mississippi maps

Via: mouthtosource.org

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