Upper Mississippi River History

By: Capt. Ron Larson, U.S.M.M.,Ret.

Paddlewheel steamboats on the upper Mississippi River played a major role in the development of the Midwest and Louisiana Territory in the 1800's.
Captain Ron Larson begins with the early French explorers and fur trappers. He covers the history of the paddlewheel steamboats from the first one on the Mississippi River in 1811, the "New Orleans" to the founding and growth of the paddlewheel steamboats of today.
You will find photographs and early historical stories of the upper Mississippi River Towns from St, Louis, to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Added to all this history are stories and tales from river pilots about the names and landmarks along the upper Mississippi River.


Revised Second Edition
Soft Bound: 6 ½ x 7 ½, 257 Pages
200 Steamboats and River Pictures

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