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Fifty years on the Mississippi

Fifty years on the Mississippi

or, Gould"s history of river navigation. Containing a history of the introduction of steam as a propelling power on ocean, lakes and rivers--the first steamboats on the Hudson, the Delaware, and the Ohio rivers--navigation of western rivers before the introduction of steam--character of the early navigators--description of first steamboats--steamboat New Orleans in 1811, and sixty consecutive boats, when and where built--their effect upon the settlement of the valley of the Mississippi--character and speed of boats at different periods--appropriations by Congress for the improvement of western water ways--floods in the Mississippi valley for 150 years--Mississippi River commission and its work. Rapid increase and decline of river transportation. Causes of the decline--destruction of steamboats on western waters--biographies of prominent steamboatmen ...

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Published by Nixon-Jones Printing Co. in Saint Louis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Steam-navigation -- Mississippi River Valley.,
  • Mississippi River -- Description and travel.

  • Edition Notes

    Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources,inc., 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 10341)

    SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 10341.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationxv, 749 p.
    Number of Pages749
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17556826M

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