Saturday, October 11, 2008

Crowley's Ridge

Crowley's ridge that runs from the boot heal of Missouri down the eastern side of Arkansas. From Commerce Missouri to Helena Arkansas. Around this ridge is flat floodplain farmland.

The Mississippi and Ohio rivers left a ridge between them before they merged eons ago. The ridge has collecting windblown loess and sediments.

The ridge rises above the Mississippi flood pain from 200 to 500 feet. In width it varies from a 1/2 a mile to 12 miles wide.

The plants along the ride are similar to that found in the Appalachian Mountains.
Plant types are:
Old growth beech trees
Yellow popular
Acid seeps
The Malden Prairie is located in this area.

When I think of areas like this, I am glad that something of the past remains. Man search for riches sometimes pass by unique areas. Just as Crowley's ridge was spared by the torrent of the mighty Mississippi, so there are areas of our life needing a touch from God.

Proverbs 11:4
"Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
But righteousness delivers from death."

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