Ohio Memory has published a new post, ““Oh We Boarded the Boat on the Breast of the River So Wide””
The 19th century is characterized by rapid expansion across the continent, facilitated by new, convenient forms of travel. Stagecoaches and other conveyances powered by horses were still in use and continued to be so into the 20th century, but with the advent of steam power, two new methods of transportation were introduced: trains and steamboats. While both were extremely impactful, steam-powered boats allowed humans to both transport goods and travel rapidly through waterways, making them one of the key developments of the 19th century. […]
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