Page 4–The Geologic Record Vol. 3.2
Spring 1997


A Place to Visit


Missouri River


Doniphan County, Kansas




The Missouri River is 2,533 miles long, making it the longest river in North America (about 200 miles longer than the Mississippi). The Missouri drains 530,000 square miles; its drainage basin extends from Glacier National Park in Montana to St. Louis, Missouri, and includes the northern part of Kansas. This photo was taken along Kansas Highway 7 in northern Doniphan County. Photo by John Charlton.

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  • Dyan Conway, Prairie Village
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