Traveling the Mississippi River

Mark Twain’s Mississippi River. ThisGoogle Maplists sites mentioned by Mark Twain in Life on the Mississippi as he traveled from St. Louis to New Orleans and then upriver to Minneapolis.

Life on the Mississippi is available on the internet in a number of formats.

Life on the Mississippi: Electronic Edition published by Documenting the American South, a project of the University Library of The University of North Carolina is easy to use.



Chick here for a Google map of some places to visit along the Mississippi River

Minneapolis to Lake Itasca 209 miles. 3 hours 30 minutes

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul

La Crosse to Minneapolis149 miles. 3 hours

Davenport to LaCrosse 190 miles. 3 hours 40 minutes

St. Louis to Davenport Iowa 297 miles. 5 hours

  • St. Louis

Memphis to St. Louis 283 miles. 4 hours

  • Memphis

Natchez to Memphis 294 miles. 5 hours 15 minutes

  • Natchez

Gulf of Mexico to Natchez 247 miles. 4 hours 30 minutes

Edwin Lyon 2018