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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 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  ===

Revision as of 00:48, 4 August 2010

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

  • St. Lawrence River
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  • Mississippi River
  • Ohio River
  • Connecticut River
  • Hudson River
  • Mohawk River
  • Delaware River
  • Susquehanna River
  • Potomac River
  • Tennessee River
  • Savannah River
  • Chattachoochee-Apalachicola
  • Coosa-Alabama-Mobile Rivers
  • Maumee River
  • Wabash River
  • Illinois River
  • Red River of the North

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).