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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Report of the Mississippi River Commission and Acadiana

United States. Mississippi River Commission
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G.P.O., 1884 - Nature

The picture says it all doesn't it?

I believe that since 1884 there is still no answer to the problems associated with the flooding of the Mississippi River.  Much time has been spent on building levees up and down the Mississippi River.  And the fact that Missouri has sought to blow up a levee recently, proved interesting even if somewhat odd.

I thought that I could view plates of the Mississippi River levees at the end of the 1884 book, Google clip above. WRONG. Sorry folks, Google did not open the folded charts or maps of the Mississippi river. I thought the  photographs of the hand, attempting to digitize the book was, well, interesting.....

The River is up.  But you know that.  This news article from the UK I found interesting complete with historical before and after shots of the 1927 flood.

Also unfound in Google eBooks today was another title, The United States news - Volume 8, U.S. News Pub. Corp., 1940. A Google eBook review states that this item was misfiled under the wrong date of 1940. Acadiana, an area of 22 parishes in Louisiana, was not created until after the 1970's. I was attempting to search for a map of the 22 parishes of Acadiana. There are two maps that I have found online and those are below.

There is this map, from Cajun and Cajuns.

And then there is one from Wikipedia.

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