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Floating on the Missouri

By: James Willard Schultz

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1989

Seller ID: 121645

ISBN: 0-8061-2164-5

Condition: 160 pages, 8 x 5 1/2, 2 maps, index, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press


Reviews"Schultz’s words quicken our understanding of life on the Northern Plains in the late 19th century while offering colorful accounts of camping and floating on a section of the Missouri."--Library Journal "Floating on the Missouri is a fine book. It reflects the history, legends, and we might say the personality of a segment of a great river--the Missouri. Fortunately a large part of Apikuni’s experience can still be enjoyed today. Montanans and thoughtful people everywhere should be ever mindful of the need to preserve this part of th... View more info

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Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History

By: Louis C. Hunter

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 278638

ISBN: 0486278638

Condition: 704 pages, 5 1/4 x 8, paperback, Dover Publications


Richly detailed, definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development: its construction, equipment and operation; the organization and conduct of steamboat transportation as a business enterprise; the hazards and amenities of shipboard life; steamboat races on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; collisions, explosions and fires; the rise of competition, the ultimate decline of steamboat transportation, and much more. Includes many contemporary accounts of steamboat travel.704 pages, 5 1/4 x 8, paperback, Dover Publications View more info

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The Mississippi

By: Theodor Geus

Price: $24.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1989

Seller ID: 117135

ISBN: 0813117135

Condition: 184 pages, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


Originally $60. Reviews"Will delight the history buff, riverboat enthusiast, naturalist and dedicated river watcher."—Chattanooga Times View more info

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Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi

By: William J. Petersen

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 288447

ISBN: 0486288447

Condition: 640 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


Massive, richly documented history of Mississippi steamboating from voyage of the Virginia in 1823 to about 1870. Experiments of Robert Fulton, steamboats as cargo carriers, steamboats in Indian affairs, during the Civil War, much more. Over 130 illustrations, including numerous rare 19th-century photographs and engravings, maps and other documentation. Introduction. Notes and References.640 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications View more info