Lens-Artists #89: A River Runs Through It

This week  Amy has chosen “A River Runs Through It” as the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge. When I saw Amy’s challenge I immediately thought of the Mississippi River which runs through ten states in the U.S.

“The Mississippi River will always have it’s own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise” – Mark Twain

The Mighty Mississipi runs from the headwaters in Itasca State Park, Minnesota south to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana.

” Here 1475 feet above the ocean the mighty Mississippi begins to flow on its winding way 2552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico” ~from the marker at the headwaters

Ordered from north to south, the rest of my images are from several different viewpoints along the Mississippi River.

Potosi, Wisconsin side of the MIssissippi River looking toward Dubuque
Potosi, Wisconsin side of the MIssissippi River looking toward Dubuque, Iowa
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View from the middle of the Mississippi River on a paddle boat near Hannibal, Missouri
Gateway Arch Riverboat in St. Louis, Missouri
Gateway Arch Riverboat on the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri
Sunrise over the Mississippi River
Sunrise over the Mississippi River at Trail of Tears State Park in Jackson, MO
Barge going down the river at sunset
Sunset over the Mississippi River from at Trail of Tears State Park in Jackson, Missouri
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Mud Island River Park river walk in Memphis, Tennessee is a 5-block long replica of the lower Mississippi river, from Cairo, IL, to New Orleans, LA.
Barge on the Mississippi River at Tom Sawyer RV Park in West Memphis, Arkansas
We sat in our campsite and watched barges on the Mississippi River at Tom Sawyer RV Park in West Memphis, Arkansas
Confluence of St. Francis and Mississippi River
Confluence of St. Francis and Mississippi River in Mississippi River State Park in Marianna, Arkansas
The mighty Mississippi River in Vicksburg, Mississippi
The mighty Mississippi River in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Many thanks to Amy for giving me an opportunity to relive some of our trips along the Mississippi River in this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – A River Runs Through It