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Mississippi Monday

Did you know that in 1927 the Mississippi River flooded so badly that in places the river was 80 miles wide?  That’s the same width as the entire state of Vermont! Join us on Mississippi Mondays to learn about the … Continue reading

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Mississippi Monday

The Mississippi River is super important in making sure we have the ingredients we need to make the food we eat.  For example, one barge load of wheat is enough to bake 2.25 MILLION loaves of bread. Join us on … Continue reading

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Mississippi Monday

Did you know that the Mississippi River carries more than just water?  Each day the Mississippi carries 436 TONS of sediment (dirt, mud, and other stuff that settles to the bottom of the river) down river.  436 tons equals 872,000 … Continue reading

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