Friends uncover Mississippi River marvel

There is an engineering marvel in Jackson that some worry might one day be forgotten, because it was once hiding under an overgrowth of trees at Buddy Butts Park.

The Mississippi River Basin Model is a 200-acre scale replica of the Mississippi River Basin made of concrete and window screen wire, among other things. The location on McRaven Road is listed on websites such as Atlas Obscura and Roadside America, online travel guides dedicated to unusual and unique attractions.

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