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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 10:56 AM

Mighty rivers have humble beginnings

The great Mississippi, the Nile, Volga and other iconic rivers and where they begin - from glaciers to bogs to swampland and holes in the ground...


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http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/04/the-humble-sources-of-10-major-rivers.html

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packman Jun 2018 OP
lapfog_1 Jun 2018 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2018 #2
csziggy Jun 2018 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2018 #8
Floyd R. Turbo Jun 2018 #3
First Speaker Jun 2018 #7
malthaussen Jun 2018 #9
LeftInTX Jun 2018 #4
Solly Mack Jun 2018 #6
rickyhall Jun 2018 #10
czarjak Jun 2018 #11

Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:02 AM

1. Dr. Livingston, I presume? - n/t

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:32 AM

2. Interesting!

The only one I've ever seen is Lake Itasca, and the Mississippi rolls along just a couple miles from my house.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 10:07 PM

5. The Dr. Roberts Trail in Lake Itasca Park is named for my husband's great grandfather

Dr. Thomas Sadler Roberts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sadler_Roberts

A note - Dr. Roberts was instrumental in the formation of the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota. The new building for the museum is being dedicated in July. My husband is hoping to go to the opening celebration along with some of his siblings. https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 10:27 PM

8. Cool! Nice to have that connection.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:33 AM

3. "Mountains Of The Moon"

A good flick about the search for the source of the Nile.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 10:22 PM

7. Richard Francis Burton was one of the most fascinating men in all of history...

...I'm just sorry that wimpy little back-stabber, Speke, turned out to be right and ended up with the credit...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:11 AM

9. Well, Dick was sick that day...

... John was bored, decided to take a walk. And if you say "Richard Burton" now, people think you're talking about an actor.

-- Mal

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:20 PM

4. I know the headwaters of the San Antonio River. Does that count?



The San Antonio River is a spring fed river. Due to pumping, most the of time the spring is dry and the river is kept going via treated recycled water, which is discharged near the headwaters location.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 10:11 PM

6. With teeny tiny crocodiles?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:01 PM

10. I've seen the source to mouth of the Arkansas River

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 16, 2018, 10:42 PM

11. Details?

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