Landforms of the Central Plains Fine Art Print Map

Landforms of the Central Plains Fine Art Print Map

Code: Landforms-of-the-central-plains-map

Price: $75.00

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Landforms of the Central Plains and Prairie - Fine Art Print Map

The mid-continent lacks high mountains, but not variety. Really flat lands are confined to narrow river flood plains, notably the Platte, Missouri, Illinois, and Mississippi. Smooth outwash plains from Ohio through Iowa and the Dakotas define the heart of the Farm Belt, but more or less gently eroded sediments from the Rockies, Appalachians, and Ouchita and Ozark highlands cover wide areas.

Nebraska’s distinctive Sand Hills are windblown formations, the legacy of glacially-ground silt exposed by retreating ice. Remnant flat areas of the Texas Panhandle are an ancient limestone sea floor. Wisconsin’s Driftless Area was an island surrounded but untouched by the most recent glacial advance. 

This map covers the heart of the Central Mississippi Valley, from the Black Hills in the northwest corner to the great bend of the Tennessee River in Alabama. The map includes all of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. Also included are  Southern portions of South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and western Michigan as well as easternmost Colorado and the Texas Panhandle, nearly all of Oklahoma, Northern Arkansas and western Tennessee and Kentucky.

Dimensions: All map dimensions are approximate.