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Upper Mississippi River rafting steamboats

Author: Edward A Mueller; Harry G Dyer
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Edward A. Mueller's extraordinary collection of over two hundred contemporary photographs and illustrations depicting the river rafting era are accompanied by short histories and anecdotes that preserve the story of the "rafters," the workboats that literally helped build a nation after the Civil War."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mueller, Edward A.
Upper Mississippi River rafting steamboats.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624398078
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward A Mueller; Harry G Dyer
ISBN: 0821411136 9780821411131
OCLC Number: 31604587
Notes: "The written portion of this work centers around the accounts left by Harry G. Dyer"--Preface.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 117 pages, [224] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Contents: Captain George Winans' life, record and recollections. -Log of Harry G. Dyer. -Listing of upper Mississippi River rafting steamboats and their owners. -Bell and whistle signals. -Lists: Steamboat nicknames; rafting pilots and masters; engineers; mates. PARTIAL APPENDICES: Upper Mississippi River ferries and ferry boats. -Upper Mississippi River bridges. -Mississipppi River distances as of the 1880s. -Mississippi River distances as of the 1940s.
Responsibility: Edward A. Mueller.

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"Edward A. Mueller's extraordinary collection of over two hundred contemporary photographs and illustrations depicting the river rafting era are accompanied by short histories and anecdotes that preserve the story of the "rafters," the workboats that literally helped build a nation after the Civil War."--BOOK JACKET.

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