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Upper Mississippi River rafting steamboats

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Published by Ohio University Press in Athens .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mississippi River
    • Subjects:
    • Inland water transportation -- Mississippi River -- History.,
    • Steamboats -- Mississippi River -- History.,
    • Shipping -- Mississippi River -- History.,
    • Timber -- Rafting -- Mississippi River -- History.,
    • Mississippi River -- Navigation -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementEdward A. Mueller.
      ContributionsDyer, Harry G., d. 1950.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE630.M6 M84 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 117 p., [224] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1117340M
      ISBN 100821411136
      LC Control Number94043491
      OCLC/WorldCa31604587

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Upper Mississippi River Rafting Steamboats provides a directory and history of another form of vessel, the rafters that pushed and steered logs and lumber down the upper Mississippi.

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