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39 Cards in this Set

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"It follows you around like a pet dog with a dynamite cracker tied to its tail."
To what river does the quote refer?
Missouri River
What was the name given by Native Americans to the Arkansas River?
Flint Arrowpoint, or Arrowpoint
The Ohio and Mississippi rivers meet in this Illinois town.
A Canadian governor described this as the "main conveyance from Canada to the River Mississippi."
Ohio River
The St. Croix River runs between Minnesota and Wisconsin. What is its longest tributary?
Namekagon River
The Suwannee River begins in what area of Georgia?
Okefenokee Swamp
What is the largest river flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America?
Columbia River
The source of the Columbia River is in what country?
Canada (British Columbia)
Name the outflow of Alaska's Noatak River.
Kotzebue Sound, Arctic
The Arkansas River has its source in central Colorado. Name its outflow.
Mississippi River
What river runs for 127 miles between Minnesota and Wisconsin?
St. Croix River
What is the longest river in the United States?
Mississippi River
The French and Indian War (1754-1763)happened because both France and England claimed the land along what river?
Ohio River
What two names did the Indians give the Mississippi River?
Big River
Father of Rivers
Name the chief tributary of the Mississippi River?
Missouri River
In what state is the Chattahoochee River?
What river makes up part of the border between Oregon and Idaho?
Snake River
During the Revolutionary War, what river did General Washington and his troops cross in order to attack the Hessians at Trenton?
Delaware River
The Gila River is found in what state?
New Mexico
The Columbia River forms a boundary between which two states?
Washington and Oregon
Into what body of water does the Columbia River empty?
Pacific Ocean
Name the river that carries water from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
St. Lawrence River
The source of the Skagit River in Washington is the Cascade Mountains. Name its outflow.
Puget Sound
Name the source of the Mississippi River.
Lake Itasca, Minnesota
In what state is the Flathead River?
Where is the Noatak River?
What major dam is located on the Columbia River?
Grand Coulee Dam
The Namekagon River is the longest tributary of the St. Croix River. What does the name "Namegagon" mean?
place of the sturgeon
What mountain range is the source of Washington's Skagit River?
To link the Great Lakes and the Mississippi, the French skirted the Iroquois Indians by using these two rivers instead of the Ohio.
Wabash and Illinois
In what state do we find the Allagash River?
What river forms a boundary between the United States and Mexico?
Rio Grande
Give the nickname of the Missouri River.
Old Misery
The Suwannee River begins in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and outflows into what body of water?
Gulf of Mexico
Where is the Salmon River?
Between what two states is the St. Croix River?
Minnesota and Wisconsin
Where is the Skagit River?
The Dakota Sioux first settled on the St. Croix River. What tribe next settled there?
Ojibwas (Chippewas)
Name the source of Alaska's Noatak River.
Brooks Range