The River

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson 

The water started hundreds of miles away.  A tiny spring bubbled clear water to the surface.  Over time, it became a stream, and gathered water from other streams on its journey. 

At first, there were no  names.  The water just flowed, and eventually became a wide and mighty river.  There was no end of fish and wildlife. The river fed the land, and traveled ever southward to spill into a mighty ocean. 

People came. Great cities grew. Industry, electricity, agriculture: all relied upon the great river that sprang from a tiny spring way up north. 

Itasca. 

52 thoughts on “The River

    1. Maybe it’s because I went to elementary school in Minnesota, because I can’t remember NOT knowing that Itasca is the source of the Mississippi. I was 10 when we moved to Oregon, and the kids there were just in awe that I’d actually seen the fabled Mississippi. What they couldn’t understand was how excited I was about seeing the Pacific Ocean 🙂

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      1. Ah. Well, Minnesota is in the middle of America, but in the northern area. The Mississippi has it’s start in northern Minnesota, is just a trickle for a while, but many other rivers and streams empty into it, especially from the west. It finally empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

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