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The Mississippi River

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The Mississippi River Why you shouldn't: This river, which touches 10 states and covers about 2,550 miles, might be the single most vital artery in the American character. Depending which stretch of the river you choose, this is where Laura Ingalls Wilder was born (Pepin, Wis.), where Mark... John Lovretta / Associated Press / The Hawk Eye
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