River sights in New Orleans
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Every visitor to New Orleans ought to take at least a short stroll on the Mississippi River levee to see if Old Man River is still rollin' along. For while the mighty river constantly flows by the city, and is actually several feet higher than the city, from the streets it is hidden from view and you might easily forget it is there. But without it there would be no New Orleans. The river has shaped the geography of a huge part of the USA, and it has factored in much of the country's history as well.
The Mississippi is no lazy river. You won't see anyone in their right mind attempt to swim across it. Through New Orleans, the river's depth averages about 200 feet. Its…