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Much of what is profoundly American—
what people love about America—
has come from the Delta.

Feature Presentations
Thousand Mile Front: Civil War in the Lower Mississippi Valley 
Trail of the Hellhound: Delta Blues in the Lower Mississippi Valley 
Underground Railroad

Regular visitors to this web site may have noticed a reorganization. Previous features have been retained from earlier versions and combined with aspects of the Draft Heritage Study and Environmental Assessment. Send us your comments and suggestions.

The Mississippi River remains what it always was—a kind of huge rope, no matter with what knots and frayings, tying the United States together. It is the Nile of the Western Hemisphere.

John Gunther

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Last Updated: March 14, 2001