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A pictorial history of Wheeling and Ohio River steamboats

John Bowman

A pictorial history of Wheeling and Ohio River steamboats

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Published by J. Bowman in Wheeling, WV .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • River steamers,
  • Steamboats,
  • Navigation,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-370) and indexes.

    StatementJohn Bowman
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsVK23 .B625 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 370 p. :
    Number of Pages370
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24902245M
    ISBN 109780615328317
    LC Control Number2009900133

    Most of the early steamboats on the Missouri river (as well as the other Western rivers) were built on the Ohio River, first at Pittsburgh, then at Wheeling, then at the area around the falls of the Ohio at Louisville, including Jeffersonville, Indiana, then at Cincinnati and other points on the Ohio. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd, pp; superb collection of 's of b & w photos depicting the steamboats that plied the Columbia River and other great waterways of . The Wheeling Steel Corporation, founded in , was located at South Third Street at Bates Street and was one of the largest plants of its kind in the Ohio Valley. Covering an area a mile long and a quarter of a mile wide, the plant produced raw steel, coils, bars and sheet pipe. Books under subject heading Steamboats -- Mississippi River. This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising.


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A Pictorial History of Wheeling and Ohio River Steamboats [John Bowman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book is the first authoritative history written that documents the history of steamboats in pictures with a detailed written history of each boat. The book contains over pictures of steamboats.

The book has plus pictures that includes business letterheads and steamboat and railroad Bills of Lading. The book has a well-documented history of early Wheeling, listing many Wheeling firsts and it includes Wheeling’s cigar manufacturing history (for the first time).

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The author, Professor Louis C. Hunter, was born in and published this book the first time in If you want to have just one single book about steamboats, take this one. Historian John Bowman will return to the Lunch With Books program at the Ohio County Public Library on Tuesday, April 6 at noon to discuss his new book, A Pictorial History of Wheeling and Ohio River Steamboats, a guide to the steamboats of the Upper Ohio Valley from ss with over illustrations.

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Ohio river steamers, Wheeling. The rich early history of the south side of the Ohio River is based largely on eye witness accounts described in letters, journals, and a few books.

The stories are fantastic. Most of the original documents have been lost forever or are maintained in private collections. Ohio River. By volume the miles-long Ohio River is the largest tributary to the Mississippi River. Formed at Pittsburgh, PA, by the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegeny Rivers it has a long and lively steamboat history.

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A Pictorial History of Wheeling: Donning Co. Hardback. Dust jacket. pages. Many great pictures and history of Wheeling, WV. Ex-Library with usual markings and small chip to spine of dust jacket, otherwise very good condition. $ Alexander, Holmes: The Hidden Years: West Virginia Press Club.

Pages. Hardback. The Muskingum River, with the help of a series of locks and dams, was the only river within Ohio that steamboats could access.

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Bowman, John. A Pictorial History of Wheeling and Ohio River Steamboats [W. Va., Ohio, Pa.]. Wheeling, W. Va.: J. Bowman. “A guide to the steamboats on the upper Ohio River from the s through the s, arranged alphabetically by the name of the boat.

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