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Great River Road

The Great River Road is a collection of state, provincial, federal and local road which follow the course of the Mississippi River through ten U. S. states and one Canadian province. They are Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Ontario. Developed in 1938, the road has a separate commission in each state and province. These in turn cooperate through the Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC). The 2,340 miles are designated with a green and white sign showing a river steamboat inside a spoked wheel with the name of the state or province. The over-all logo reads "Canada to Gulf" where the local name would be.

See also:


  • "Discover America's Great River Road" by Pat Middleton, ISBN 0962082384, Great River Publishing 1996

  • "Life on the Mississippi: For the ultimate cross-country driving trip, travel down the Great River Road" by Paul Lukas, Money Magazine June 1, 2002

  • "The Great River Road runs through 10 states -- and countless tales" by Zeke Wigglesworth, Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service July 10, 1995

External Links

http://www.mississippiriverinfo.com/ Mississippi River Parkway Commission

http://www.riverroads.com/ River Roads

http://travel.lycos.com/roadtrips/rtrips_details.asp?itemid=1137 Lycos Travel

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