Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Whitewater

The Whitewater River is a tributary of the Mississippi River. It was named the Whitewater by the Dakota Indians because in the spring when the river was high it would erode the light-colored clay deposits along the banks turning the color of the water white. This portion of the river is a part of Whitewater State Park.

6 comments:

KaHolly said...

You post such beautiful pictures of your little corner of the world. I really must get out that way and do some exploring. I love learning how places and things got their names. ~karen

Honey at 2805 said...

A beautiful picture and nice to know a little history behind it. Thanks!

Míriam Luiza said...

Gostei dessa foto! A areia parece ser bem branquinha!

Vernz said...

it's so nice a photo.. but seems like so lonely....
Watery Wed here

Gengen said...

Looks pretty shot...Happy WW!

Rossel said...

awesome! perfect subject to paint and for postcards too.