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But some of the people in Louisville knew about steamboats , had heard of the New Orleans , remembered Mr. Roosevelt's promise of two years earlier , and , feeling very smug and very wise , reassured their neighbors , promising that ...

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Mr. Roosevelt's Steamboat is a stirring adventure story, a narrative with a wealth of fascinating details about the people involved.

Author: Mary Helen Dohan

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1589802292

Category: History

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." . . reads like a novel." -- Publishers Weekly ." . . a vivid, fast-moving story." -- New Orleans Times-Picayune ." . . in a class by itself . . . surges with excitement." --Louisiana History ." . . well-researched, vividly told." -- Waterways Journal ." . . intriguing romance, a] taut, suspense-filled story, cataclysmic drama . . .a whale of a book " -- Christian Herald In 1811, the steamboat New Orleans was the first to travel the Mississippi River in a four-month journey between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and New Orleans, Louisiana. The only people brave enough to embark upon the journey were Nicholas Roosevelt; his pregnant wife, Lydia Latrobe; and their young daughter. During the course of the trip, the brilliant, yet reckless, Roosevelt led his family through navigational perils, hostile Indians, and fire aboard. The small, fire-engine-powered steamboat saw not only the birth of Roosevelt and Latrobe's second child, but also the greatest earthquake ever to strike Eastern United States. That cataclysmic event, described in the book from first-hand accounts, destroyed villages, swallowed islands, and reversed the course of the Mississippi River. Mr. Roosevelt's Steamboat is an authoritative account of a twenty-five-hundred-mile voyage that significantly contributed to the United Statesi transportation revolution. The dynamic main characters share tender romance and great courage. Their incredible trip down the Mississippi assured the future of steam navigation and the progress of the great westward movement.
2004-03-01 By Mary Helen Dohan

Documents the 1811 voyage of the first steamboat to travel from Pittsburgh to New Orleans, describing the Roosevelts' experiences with the wilderness, navigational perils, Indians, a devastating earthquake, and more

Author: Mary Helen Dohan

Publisher: Dodd Mead

ISBN: 0396079830

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Documents the 1811 voyage of the first steamboat to travel from Pittsburgh to New Orleans, describing the Roosevelts' experiences with the wilderness, navigational perils, Indians, a devastating earthquake, and more
1981-01-01 By Mary Helen Dohan

In October 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt was making an official visit to cities along the Mississippi River. ... “The steamboat was built at Pittsburg under Mr. Roosevelt's directions, and was ready for its journey in September, ...

Author: Len Barcousky

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614232728

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The doomed Whiskey Rebellion, the Great Fire that destroyed a third of the city in 1845 and Lincoln's speech urging residents to shun talk of secession--all have made the pages of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and its predecessors. Since 1786, the paper has covered local events, and reporter Len Barcousky is a part of this long tradition. This collection of his "Eyewitness" columns draws on next-day stories to tell the history of the city, from President Coolidge's almost-silent visit in 1927 to a report on the first woman hanged in Allegheny County. Join Barcousky as he vividly recounts the compelling history of the Steel City.
2010-07-16 By Len Barcousky

and operated steamboats on lakes and rivers in the East . They liked Mr. Roosevelt's enthusiasm and thoroughness , and they agreed to give him the money he needed to build the boat . He asked for $ 40,000 , and now the boat was taking ...

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Difficulties now presented themselves which I had not appreciated when Mr. Delacy called on me , or while gathering the documentary evidence . I am reminded of the first that occurred by Mr. Roosevelt's reply to my letter already ...

Author: John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044086961539

Category: Maryland

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You must remember that I wrote Mr. Roosevelt's Steamboat twenty years ago, when online research had been hardly thought of, when actual books on actual library shelves were the stuff of research, and communication with fellowsearchers ...

Author: Mary Helen Dohan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514473474

Category: Fiction

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This book contains a selection of Mary Helens shorter writings, some published but many unpublished, which provide a window into her thoughts and ideas, her successes and frustrations, and her own and her familys history. Taken together, they paint a vivid portrait of this complex and singular person.
2016-03-30 By Mary Helen Dohan

65. New sort of sawmill: Dohan, Mr. Roosevelt's Steamboat, 60–61 (1.31). 66. Grant, “Roosevelt, Nicholas J.”; Latrobe, The First Steamboat Voyage on the Western Waters, 17–18, 20–21 (1.31). 67. Shock: Latrobe, The First Steamboat Voyage ...

Author: Conevery Bolton Valencius

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226053929

Category: Science

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From December 1811 to February 1812, massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley, collapsing homes, snapping large trees midtrunk, and briefly but dramatically reversing the flow of the continent’s mightiest river. For decades, people puzzled over the causes of the quakes, but by the time the nation began to recover from the Civil War, the New Madrid earthquakes had been essentially forgotten. In The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes, Conevery Bolton Valencius remembers this major environmental disaster, demonstrating how events that have been long forgotten, even denied and ridiculed as tall tales, were in fact enormously important at the time of their occurrence, and continue to affect us today. Valencius weaves together scientific and historical evidence to demonstrate the vast role the New Madrid earthquakes played in the United States in the early nineteenth century, shaping the settlement patterns of early western Cherokees and other Indians, heightening the credibility of Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa for their Indian League in the War of 1812, giving force to frontier religious revival, and spreading scientific inquiry. Moving into the present, Valencius explores the intertwined reasons—environmental, scientific, social, and economic—why something as consequential as major earthquakes can be lost from public knowledge, offering a cautionary tale in a world struggling to respond to global climate change amid widespread willful denial. Engagingly written and ambitiously researched—both in the scientific literature and the writings of the time—The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes will be an important resource in environmental history, geology, and seismology, as well as history of science and medicine and early American and Native American history.

... Engineer and Artist H.W. Dickinson 1913 The Life of Charles,3d Earl Stanhope S.W & G.P. Gooch 1914 Mr Roosevelt's Steamboat M.H. Dohan 1981 Bridgewater, the Canal Duke 1636-1803 H. Malet 1977 William Symington J&W.

Author: Basil Clark

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847532015

Category: History

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A short introductory history of the origins of powered vessels in America, the UK and France from early thoughts to the successes of Fulton in 1807 and Bell in 1812. It covers the boats, machinery, propulsive methods used, people and places involved. The text with illustrations and appendices of source material provide a sound basis for further study of any single aspect of the subject area.
2007-03-01 By Basil Clark

anticipation of the wants of a steamboat whose midnight on the first of October , 1811 , that the ern Waters . keel ... And , first , own convictions ; and in the spring of that year | Louisville Mr. Roosevelt's acquaintances and otha ...

Author: American Iron and Steel Association

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ISBN: CHI:102711357

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