Witness the rarely seen magic of the longest river system in the United States and the drama of the creatures that are drawn to the Mississippi for survival including bears, wolves, wild boar, bull sharks and alligators. The exploration of North America's greatest waterway is a rollercoaster ride of drama with visuals sure to take your breath away.

Wild Mississippi - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-12-02

Wild Mississippi - John Caspar Wild - Netflix

John Caspar Wild (or J.C. Wild) (1804 – August 12, 1846) was an American painter and lithographer.

Wild Mississippi - Personal life - Netflix

John Caspar Wild was born in Richterswil, Canton Zürich, Switzerland. He moved to Paris, France. In 1832 he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wild's final home was Davenport, Iowa, a small town in the upper Mississippi river valley. He moved there from St. Louis in the summer of 1844. Wild fell gravely ill with Tuberculosesin the summer of 1846 and he was taken in by Davenport, Iowa millinery businessman George L. Webb.On his death bed, Wild reflected upon his childhood and he yearned to die in his Swiss homeland; it was a wish that was to not be fulfilledWild died on August 12, 1846.Wild was laid to rest nearly on the banks of the River which he had painted for years. Wild’s grave site was unmarked for decades.

Wild Mississippi - References - Netflix