US Migration Rivers and Lakes

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=== Eastern U.S. Rivers  ===
 
=== Eastern U.S. Rivers  ===
  
*St. Lawrence River [[Image:Rivers and Lakes.png|right|500px]]  
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*Mississippi River  
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*Ohio River  
 
*Ohio River  
 
*Connecticut River  
 
*Connecticut River  
*Hudson River  
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*Mohawk River  
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*Delaware River  
 
*Delaware River  
 
*Susquehanna River  
 
*Susquehanna River  
*Potomac River  
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*Tennessee River  
 
*Tennessee River  
 
*Savannah River  
 
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*Wabash River  
 
*Wabash River  
 
*Illinois River  
 
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*Red River of the North
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=== Significant Lakes  ===
 
=== Significant Lakes  ===

Revision as of 16:22, 1 March 2013

United States  >  Migration  >  Rivers and Lakes

In the East, some American settlers moved to their new home on rafts, riverboats, or by boat on the Great Lakes. The rapid spread of shallow-draft steamboats after 1811 on most of the rivers on the map below had a significant impact on American transportion until railroads or automobiles became a safer, faster alternative in the local area.[1]

Contents

Eastern U.S. Rivers

Significant Lakes

  • Lake Champlain
  • Lake Ontario
  • Lake Erie
  • Lake Huron
  • Lake Michigan
  • Lake Superior

Western U.S. Rivers

Farther west (of the Mississippi River) migrants had to follow trails near rivers in order to water their livestock. For example, the Oregon trail followed the Missouri, North Platte, Sweetwater, Snake and Columbia rivers.

  • Missouri River
  • North Platte River
  • Sweetwater River
  • Snake River
  • Columbia River
  • Arkansas River
  • Red River
  • Sabine River
  • Colorado River (Texas)
  • Rio Grande
  • Colorado River
  • Gila River
  • Green River
  • Sacramento River
  • San Joaquin River
  • Yukon River in Alaska

External Links

Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Steamboat" in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat (accessed August 4, 2010).