Technically, the Mississippi River runs through 10 states and was used to define portions of these states' borders.
The Mississippi River is 2320 miles long and is the second longest river in the United States. It starts in Lake Itasca in Minnesota and travels all he way out to the Gulf of Mexico, going through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi.
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It doesn't actually go "through" most of those states. Iowa, for example. It just forms a border there and it only goes through Minnesota and Louisiana. To go through a state the river would have to cross a border, not form it.
But I guess if you REALLY want to get technical, the borders of these states are legally defined at the center point of the river's width, so in a sense I guess it goes through those states along the edge.
Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/11/2010 9:30:37 PM (GMT-6)