The Mississippi- River- System is widely ramified and whole books have been written about the history of his conquest. This story shows the whole blaze of color of the young continent. It was an only adventure.
Maybe in the steamboats models, that all the modelers loves that much, is a reflection of that big country, the big width and a breeze of that adventure AMERICA.

However: The beginning of the steamboating was on the rivers in the back country oft the north atlantic coast. As an example for that may apply the HUDSON- RIVER. But very quickly the steamboating was transfered to the waterways of the midland.

more will follow ….