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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Migration Internal|Migration ]] >  [[US_Migration_Rivers_and_Lakes|Rivers and Lakes]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Migration Internal|Migration ]] >  [[US_Migration_Rivers_and_Lakes|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 on most of these rivers after 1811 had a significant impact on American transportion until railroads and automobiles became a safer, faster alternative.<ref name="null">Wikipedia contributors, "Steamboat" in ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat (accessed August 4, 2010).</ref>  
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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&nbsp;map below&nbsp;had a significant impact on American transportion until railroads&nbsp;or automobiles became a safer, faster alternative in the local area.<ref name="null">Wikipedia contributors, "Steamboat" in ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat (accessed August 4, 2010).</ref>  
  
 
=== Eastern U.S. Rivers  ===
 
=== Eastern U.S. Rivers  ===
  
*St. Lawrence River [[Image:Rivers and Lakes.png|right|500px]]  
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*[[St. Lawrence River]] [[Image:Rivers and Lakes.png|right|500px|Rivers and Lakes.png]]  
*Mississippi River  
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*[[Mississippi River]]
*Ohio River  
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*[[Ohio River]]
 
*Connecticut River  
 
*Connecticut River  
*Hudson River  
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*[[Hudson River]]
*Mohawk River  
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*[[Mohawk River]]
 
*Delaware River  
 
*Delaware River  
 
*Susquehanna River  
 
*Susquehanna River  
*Potomac River  
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*[[Potomac River]]
 
*Tennessee River  
 
*Tennessee River  
 
*Savannah River  
 
*Savannah River  
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*Wabash River  
 
*Wabash River  
 
*Illinois River  
 
*Illinois River  
*Red River of the North
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*[[Red River of the North]]
  
 
=== Significant Lakes  ===
 
=== Significant Lakes  ===
  
*Lake Champlain  
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*[[Lake Champlain]]
*Lake Ontario  
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*[[Lake Ontario]]
*Lake Erie  
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*[[Lake Erie]]
 
*Lake Huron  
 
*Lake Huron  
*Lake Michigan  
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*[[Lake Michigan]]
*Lake Superior
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*[[Lake Superior]]
  
 
=== Western U.S. Rivers  ===
 
=== Western U.S. Rivers  ===
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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.  
 
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  
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*[[Missouri River]]
 
*North Platte River  
 
*North Platte River  
 
*Sweetwater River  
 
*Sweetwater River  
 
*Snake River  
 
*Snake River  
*Columbia River  
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*[[Columbia River]]
 
*Arkansas River  
 
*Arkansas River  
*Red River  
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*[[Red River]]
 
*Sabine River  
 
*Sabine River  
 
*Colorado River (Texas)  
 
*Colorado River (Texas)  
*Rio Grande  
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*[[Rio Grande]]
*Colorado River  
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*[[Colorado River]]
 
*Gila River  
 
*Gila River  
 
*Green River  
 
*Green River  

Latest revision as of 18:05, 6 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

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.

External Links

Sources

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

 

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