Waterways

The Great Lakes and the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio River Systems have long served as avenues of transportation, as sources of fresh water, and as convenient places to dump the leftovers of human enterprise. The collection allows visitors to consider the state of the region’s waterways before large-scale European settlement, and the impact of urbanization of lakes and rivers.

Carte geographique de la Nouvelle France Carte copiée sur celle qui a été tracée par le sauvage Ochagache et autres American Fur Company's factory, Lake Superior Fishing Lakes, Qu' Appelle River The Falls of St. Anthony Dubuque in Iowa The Mississippi and Michigan Canal Lumber docks, Chicago River

Carte geographique de la Nouvelle France

Champlain, Samuel de, 1567-1635 View in archive

Carte copiée sur celle qui a été tracée par le sauvage Ochagache et autres

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American Fur Company's factory, Lake Superior

Saturday Magazine, December 1842.

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Fishing Lakes, Qu' Appelle River

Hind, Henry Youle, 1823-1908

In Henry Hind, Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857; and of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858 (London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860), Vol. 1, p. 321.

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The Falls of St. Anthony

Lewis, Henry, 1819-1904

In Henry Lewis, Das Illustrirte Mississippithal. Düsseldorf: Arnz & Comp., 1857, p. 30.

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Dubuque in Iowa

Lewis, Henry, 1819-1904

In Henry Lewis, Das Illustrirte Mississippithal. Düsseldorf: Arnz & Comp., 1857, p. 168.

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The Mississippi and Michigan Canal

Bross, William

Washington, D.C.: Michigan and Mississippi Canal Commission, 1885.

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Lumber docks, Chicago River

United States Army Corps of Engineers

MiS Chicago Lakefront and River Photos, Folder 3, Item 19, Newberry Library.

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