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When steamboats reigned in Florida

When steamboats reigned in Florida

Author: Bob Bass
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"When Robert Fulton installed a steam engine in the side wheel boat North River Steamboat in 1807, the world changed forever. With this innovation, riversthe natural transportation arteries of the South - were opened as routes to transport travelers and goods to previously inaccessible areas. Today, the steamboat triggers romantic images of adventures on the Mississippi taken from Mark Twain. But the opening of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Bass
ISBN: 9780813032351 0813032350
OCLC Number: 191318027
Description: 171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A brief history of steamboats on Florida's major rivers --
The Disston purchase and how Florida benefited --
Steamboats on the Kissimmee --
Steamboats on the St. Johns --
Steamboats on the Ocklawaha --
Steamboats on the Apalachicola --
Steamboats on the Indian River, Suwannee River, and other places.
Responsibility: Bob Bass.
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Long before the arrival of railroads, steamboats opened up the interior of Florida to tourists and to trade. As early as 1829, steamboats began to ply Florida's rivers and lakes, traveling upstream  Read more...


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Bass takes the reader on the paddle steamer's journey through Florida's waterways and history. When Steamboats Reigned in Florida is a welcome addition to Florida's chronicle of a once flourishing Read more...

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