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Author Gould, Emerson W., 1811-

Title 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. By E. W. Gould.

Imprint Saint Louis, Nixon-Jones printing co., 1889.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  386.224 G731f    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xv, 749 p. front., illus. (incl. ports.) 24 cm.
Subject Steam-navigation -- Mississippi valley.
Mississippi River -- Description and travel.

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