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7 Sayings That Originated From the Good Ole’ Mississippi River

During the 1800’s the Mississippi River was a vital part of everyday commerce. It was the Steamboat era and boats of various sizes and shapes transported goods and freight to ports up and down the Mississippi. Many of the words and sayings we use today got their start on the river. Here is just a sampling of a few of those and how they originated.




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