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The Upper Mississippi-Floodplains

“As for the Mississippi, it could produce every year 20,000 ecus’ worth of peltries, an abundance of lead, and wood for shipbuilding. A silk trade might be established there, and a port for the protection of vessels and the maintenance of a communication with the Gulf of Mexico. Pearls might be found there. If wheat will not grow at the lower part of the river, the upper country would furnish it; and the islands might supplied with everything they need, such as planks, vegetables, grain and salt beef.”--Henri de Tonti, 1683

 

 

     

Spring Lake_Illinois

 

 

Potter's Marsh-Illinois

 

Norton Woods-Missouri

 

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