Mystery Artifact 5

The small section of map to the right is adapted from a highway map (towns and roads have been eliminated) and shows an area where the borders of three states come together (one state is green, one yellow, one white). The Mississippi forms a north-south border--or does it? Notice the black dotted line indicating that, at least in one place, the boundary of the state to the east extends in a loop across the river. Also, one river island forms part of the eastern state while another is part of one of the western states.

1. Notice how much the course of the Mississippi meanders here--if you study a U.S. atlas, does the river wind about this much throughout its entire length?

2. What three states are joined together here?

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