The Rivers

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The Platte River

I crossed over the Platte River on my way into Central City, noting to return to it on my way out-of-town.  A shallow river bed, muddy islands poke out from its center.  Nebraska means “flat water”, which is derived from the native word for the Platte, thus making it the state’s namesake.  Platte itself comes from the French for flat.

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The Missouri River

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The Missouri River marks the Eastern border of the state, between Nebraska and Iowa.  This also makes it Omaha’s Eastern most border.  Not as impressively wide as the Columbia River here in my home state, nor as mythic as the “Mighty Mississippi” which borders Iowa to the East, it’s easily traversed.  On its western border in Omaha, it marks a landing site for Lewis and Clark.

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