The Big River

Where in Missouri does the Big River start, and why does it seem to defy most rivers and flow north? 

That question about the direction of flow has always puzzled me. Don’t rivers flow toward the sea? 

I figured I would be able to track the beginning of the Big River easily enough, but then when I started to track the answer down I was pleasantly surprised. 

I was indeed surprised, and that’s Enough. Yes, that’s Enough. 

The first bridge 300 yards down stream from Council Bluff where the Big River begins.

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