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Old Times On The Mississippi 1857-1860
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“Mississippi steamboating was born about 1812; at the end of thirty years, it had grown to mighty proportions; and in less than thirty more, it was dead! A strangely short life for so majestic a creature. Of course it is not absolutely dead; neither is a crippled octogenarian who could once jump twenty-two feet on level ground; but as contrasted with what it was in its prime vigor, Mississippi steamboating may be called dead.”—Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi, 1883


Steamboat
Courtesy of The Mark Twain House, Hartford

Steamboat
Courtesy of The Mark
Twain House, Hartford
 
 
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