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Literary Places

Cairo, Mississippi

Cairo, Mississippi

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NASA photo of the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers at Cairo, Illinois.

The Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta

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The Mississippi Delta from Space. NASA. U.S. Government.

Mississippi River Lock

Mississippi River Lock

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Mississippi River Lock and Dam number 7 with the I-90 Mississippi River bridge downstream. U.S. Geological Survey.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

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Ellis Island, 1902. Library of Congress.

Ellis Island Aerial Photo

Ellis Island Aerial Photo

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National Park Service Digital Image Archives

New York City Tenement Yard

New York City Tenement Yard

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New York City Tenement Yard, early 1900s. Library of Congress

Tenement Inspection

Tenement Inspection

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Two officials of the New York City Tenement House Department inspect a cluttered basement living room, 1900. National Archives and Records Administration

Ludlow Street sweatshop

Ludlow Street sweatshop

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Workers in a sweatshop in Ludlow Street Tenement, New York City. 1889 Library of Congress.

The Mount, house front

Ludlow Street sweatshop

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The Mount, Lennox, Massachusetts (Edith Wharton's house).

The Mount, gardens

The Mount, Lennox, Massachusetts (Edith Wharton's house)

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The Mount, Lennox, Massachusetts (Edith Wharton's house).

Panoramas

Panoramic images allow viewers a 360 degree viewpoint of sites within the Mississippi River corridor. Move from left to right and view the site as if you were standing there. Flash Player is required to view the panoramas.

Google Tours

Explore Overlooks on the Upper Mississippi River
  1. Download Google Earth™ and install it on your computer.
  2. Download the KML file, extract it from the zip folder, and save a copy to your desktop.
  3. Double-click the KML file and Google Earth™ will open automatically.
  4. In the left-hand sidebar you will see a Places menu, and in the Temporary Places folder you will see the KML file. Double-click the file to open it and visit several locations on the tour.