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A-Rafting on the Mississip’. Charles Edward Russell. New York: The Century Co., 1928. First printing. Original dust jacket.
The American pioneers who flooded the middle portions of the US during the mid-1900s needed logs and lumber to build their homes and businesses. This is the story of the raftsmen of the Mississippi River who harvested timber from the woods of Minnesota and Wisconsin and rafted it down toward Saint Louis up to about 1890. With many b&w photos & illustrations. Maps of Mississippi Valley at endpapers.

Should be read with Twain’s, “Life on the Mississippi” methinks….

books0977:

A-Rafting on the Mississip’. Charles Edward Russell. New York: The Century Co., 1928. First printing. Original dust jacket.

The American pioneers who flooded the middle portions of the US during the mid-1900s needed logs and lumber to build their homes and businesses. This is the story of the raftsmen of the Mississippi River who harvested timber from the woods of Minnesota and Wisconsin and rafted it down toward Saint Louis up to about 1890. With many b&w photos & illustrations. Maps of Mississippi Valley at endpapers.

Should be read with Twain’s, “Life on the Mississippi” methinks….