Isle de Jean Charles, a stitch of land on the tattered southern fringe of Louisiana, is thin and getting thinner. Battered by storms and sea-level rise, and deprived of revitalizing sediment from the Mississippi River, its surface area...Show More Summary
Tallest building in San Francisco takes center stage Arguably the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, the Salesforce Tower in Yerba Buena is coming up beautifully. It’s quite the sight to see throughout the city, from Nob Hill and Noe Valley to SoMa and Potrero Hill. Really, you can’t miss it. Show More Summary
This Mississippi River city offers more than Elvis and top-notch ribs. You’ll also find a wealth of civil rights history, hip bars, and one of the country’s largest urban parks.
We at Iowa Cold Cases would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Willis J. Hughes. Mr. Hughes, 45, was last seen in Davenport on December 21, 2013. His body was recovered from the Mississippi River on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. On Wednesday, April 30, Muscatine County Chief Deputy C.J. Ryan confirmed a […]
A brawl broke out and eight or nine gunshots were fired at the funeral of Charlotte Stallion (above), a lesbian who drove her car into the Mississippi River in an apparent suicide, according to the Commercial Appeal: This all began around 1 p.m. at M… Read The post Gunshots Fired at Tennessee Funeral After Mourner Makes Anti-Gay Remark About Deceased appeared first on Towleroad.
Along the edge of Downtown Saint Paul, nestled between the western bluffs of the Mississippi River and just east of 35E lies, is a strip of neighborhood called West Seventh. In the last few years, a revitalization has begun. Once mostly...Show More Summary
The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America (after the Missouri River) and the fourth longest river in the world (after the Nile, Amazon and Yangtze rivers). The Missouri and Ohio rivers merge with the Mississippi River just north of St. Show More Summary
The Mississippi River touches 31 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces and is one of the largest rivers in the world.
A towing vessel has reportedly capsized and sank at 11:35 p.m., Wednesday, at a pier near Wickliffe, Ky., mile marker 951 on the Lower Mississippi River. The U.S. Coast Guard is responding. The UTV Tom Rogers had about 3,500 gallons of diesel on board at the time of the incident.
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Asian carp, currently confined to the Mississippi River system, are threatening to invade Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Show More Summary
The stricken towing vessel Sonny J has been raised and dewatered Sunday after it was partially submerged on the Lower Mississippi River near Vidalia, La. On February 26 local U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders received a report that the Sonny J was partially submerged near Vidalia, La.
The move is related to a drop in Ingram Barge's business of hauling grains, coal and other bulk goods down the Mississippi and other rivers.
The Mississippi River circa 1900. "Mardi Gras, New Orleans. Awaiting Rex on the levee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.
A bill that would help build a lake on the Pearl River in Jackson is moving ahead. The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/2ljbJsN ) that the plan passed the Mississippi House Tuesday. … Click to Continue »
By Karl Plume and Michael Hirtzer CHICAGO, Feb 23 (Reuters) – A glut of idled river barges is clogging Mississippi River shorelines from St. Louis to New Orleans, leaving U.S. barge companies that haul grain, coal and other bulk goods counting their losses. Show More Summary
A new study contradicts decades of thought, research and teaching on the history of corn cultivation in the American Bottom, a floodplain of the Mississippi River in Illinois. The study refutes the notion that Indian corn, or maize, was cultivated in this region hundreds of years before its widespread adoption at about 1000 A.D.
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new study contradicts decades of thought, research and teaching on the history of corn cultivation in the American Bottom, a floodplain of the Mississippi River in Illinois. The study refutes the notion that Indian corn, or maize, was cultivated in this region hundreds of years before its widespread adoption at about 1000 A.D.
Housing markets in the western part of the United States remain hot. Data released on Tuesday by brokerage firm Zillow showed eight of the 10 hottest US markets are located west of the Mississippi River. Additionally, five of the markets...Show More Summary
The Pascagoula City Council is speaking out against a proposal to dam two tributaries of the Pascagoula River to create two lakes. The Mississippi Press reports (http://bit.ly/2lcCkM5 ) the city … Click to Continue »