It Happened on the Mississippi River

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True Tales from the Mighty Mississippi’s Past

From the magnificent prehistoric city of Cahokia to the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, It Happened on the Mississippi River tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of America’s most legendary and historically important river.
 
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Overview

True Tales from the Mighty Mississippi’s Past

From the magnificent prehistoric city of Cahokia to the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, It Happened on the Mississippi River tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of America’s most legendary and historically important river.
 
Find out how the utopian community of Nashoba, founded in 1825 near Memphis, failed after its “emancipated slaves” became victims of misdirected project. Read all about the great steamboat race between the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee. Decide for yourself whether the “Kensington Stone” found by Olaf Ohman in 1898 proves that bands of Vikings made their way to present-day Minnesota more than six hundred years ago!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762748228
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 10/14/2008
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,382,970
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Crutchfield is a popular western historian and the author of numerous books, including It Happened in Texas, It Happened in Washington, and other It Happened In books.

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Table of Contents


Preface v Prehistoric Metropolis on the Mississippi-cahokia, illinois, A.D. 1000 1 The Kensington Stone-douglas county, minnesota, 1362 5 Early European Exploration on the Mississippi-entire length of the mississippi, 1541-1681 10 The Founding of New Orleans-new orleans, louisiana, 1718 15 The Natchez Revolt-natchez, mississippi, 1729 19 LaClede and the Beginnings of St. Louis-st. louis, missouri, 1764 24 The Fall of Kaskaskia-kaskaskia, illinois, 1778 28 Lewis and Clark at Wood River-wood river, illinois, 1803 33 The Transfer of Louisiana-st. louis, missouri, 1804 38
"Kaintucks" on the Mississippi-nashville, tennessee, to natchez, mississippi, 1807 42 The New Madrid Earthquake-new madrid, missouri, and reelfoot lake, tennessee, 1811-1812 47 The First Steamboat on the Mississippi River-pittsburgh, pennsylvania, to new orleans, louisiana, 1812 51 The Battle of New Orleans-new orleans, louisiana, 1815 55 Fort Snelling and the Beginnings of Minneapolis-St. Paul-minneapolis-st. paul, minnesota, 1820 59 Frances Wright's Vision-near memphis, tennessee, 1826 64 Black Hawk's War-ogle county, illinois, and vernon county, wisconsin, 1832 69 Discovering the Source of the Mississippi River-near lake itasca, minnesota, 1832 74 George Catlin and the Pipestone Quarry-near pipestone, minnesota, 1836 78 Davy Crockett's Mississippi River Exploits-between tennessee and arkansas, 1837 82 Nauvoo and the Mormons-nauvoo, illinois, 1839 87 General Ulysses Grant's First Victory-near charleston, missouri, 1861 92 The Great Sioux Uprising-new ulm, minnesota, 1862 97 The Battle for Vicksburg-vicksburg, mississippi, 1863 101 The Destruction of the Sultana-near memphis, tennessee, 1865 106 The Natchez vs. theRobert E. Lee-between new orleans, louisiana, and st. louis, missouri, 1870 111 The Great Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic-memphis, tennessee, 1878 116 Mark Twain and the Mississippi River-Entire mississippi river, 1883 121 The Great Mississippi River Flood-entire mississippi river, 1927 126 The Story of the Delta Queen-entire mississippi river, 1995 131 A Hurricane Called Katrina-new orleans, louisiana, 2005 136 Bibliography 141 Index 149 About the Author 154
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    a good starter book on the Mississippi

    This book is a quick read and offers lots of topics to do further research on. It gives a brief introduction of many happenings on the river through its development as a vital link of transportation for goods as well as enjoyment.

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