Meandering Mississippi River Print #11

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In 1944, Harold Fisk (1908–1964) published a geological investigation of the lower Mississippi Valley at the request of the Mississippi River Commission. Included in his exhaustive account was a series of maps that illustrated the many historical courses the river has traveled on its way from Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico. 

Fisk, a geology professor at LSU, artfully chose to document these meanderings by color coding each path, resulting in a series of maps that showcases just how wild the Mississippi River once was. 

This map documents the Mississippi River as it travels from Madison Parish south into Tensas Parish. 

Points of interest include historic Native American sites, along with Tallulah, Lake Bruin and portions of western Mississippi, including the city of Vicksburg.

We digitally restored the map to what we think the original colors may have looked like. The map was printed in Lafayette, La. on acid-free FSC certified paper with permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The 18" x 24" print ships in a sturdy reusable tube.

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