Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Rivers of Illinois [Summer 2011]

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The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

Rivers of and around Illinois

 

On the Sangamon River, Ill's. (1900 - 1905). from Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994017404/PP/

Mississippi River:

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Thomas Jefferson, August 2, 1790, Mississippi River Navigation

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Mr. Wooster, June 1793, Notes on Land Along Mississippi River

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Mississippi River, July 12, 1793, Statement on Navigation of Mississippi River, in French

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John Sibley, 1803, Statement on Mississippi River and Rio Bravo

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William Leighton to Hiram Barney, Tuesday, January 13, 1863 (Conspiracy to prevent opening of Mississippi River)

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The levee at Vicksburg, Miss., February, 1864. [Stereograph]

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Mississippi River Express Terminal, aerial view, Memphis, TN

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Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel, Lock & Dam No. 1, In Mississippi River at Mississippi Boulevard, below Ford Parkway Bridge, Saint Paul, Ramsey, MN

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The America, Mississippi river boat, Mississippi River, Miss.

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Mississippi river commission. Improvement of the Mississippi river, 1889

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Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 18, Upper Mississippi River, Gladstone, Henderson, IL

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Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 13, Upper Mississippi River, Fulton vicinity, Whiteside, IL

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Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 21, Upper Mississippi River, Quincy, Adams, IL

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Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 15, Upper Mississipi River (Arsenal Island), Rock Island, Rock Island, IL

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Mississippi River views: Caving bank near Grand Tower, Ill., Feb. 20, 1898

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The day book., January 25, 1913, 2, Image 29

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The day book., May 04, 1912, Image 8

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Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River, by A. Persac. Engraved, printed & mounted by J. H. Colton & Co., New York.

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Map of the Mississippi River : from Cairo to Donaldsonville.

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Carte de la rivière de Mississipi : sur les mémoires de Mr. Le Sueur qui en a pris avec la boussole tous les tours et detours depuis la mer jusqu'à la rivière St. Pierre, et a pris la hauteur du pole en plusieurs endroits / par Guillaume de L'Isle geographe de l'Academie des Sciences.

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LLoyd's new map of the Mississippi River from Cairo to its mouth F. W. Brooks, delr. Waters & son, engravers.

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Voyage dans l'Amérique Septentrionale, ou Description des pays arrosés par le Mississipi, l'Ohio, le Missouri ...

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Lloyd's map of the lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico; compiled from Government surveys in the Topographical Bureau, Washington, D.C.

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Ribbon map of the [Fa]ther of Waters.

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Plan of development for civil works / Lower Mississippi Valley Division, St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army.

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St. Louis (as seen from above the river)

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Junior, La., below New Orleans, on the Mississippi River, levee broken by ship, April 24, 1927

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Mississippi River, Dorena, Mo., break near Hickman, Ky.

Miss. River--New Madrid, Mo., levee break

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Sandbags being piled up along the levees at Cairo, Ill., against the destructive floodwaters of the Mississippi in 1937

 

Illinois River:

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The home of an island farmer on the Illinois River near Ottawa, Illinois. Note graveyard on the opposite bank

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Pivot bridge over Illinois River at Peru (Iron chords and iron turning table.) 310 feet total length.

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Illinois River from Starved Rock

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The day book., October 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 29

 

Sangamon River:

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Lincoln studying on the banks of the Sangamon

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Old Salem on the Sangamon, the early home of Lincoln, in Illinois

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On the Sangamon River, Ill's.

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The Red Cloud chief., April 28, 1921, Image 7

 

Ohio River:

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The captain of the Charles T. Campbell, a coal-burning towboat on its way down the Ohio River near Gallipolis, Ohio

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Gallipolis, Ohio. Almost submerged locks in Ohio River

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The side of the Charles T. Campbell, a towboat on the Ohio River

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Ohio River steamboat, Shawneetown, Illinois.

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Ferry crossing, Ohio River at Shawneetown, Illinois.

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Ohio River between Mound City and Cairo / surveyed by the party of F. H. Gerdes, Asst. assigned by A.D. Bache, Supdt. U.S. Coast Survey to act under orders of Rear Admiral D.D. Porter, U.S.N., Commanding Mississippi Squadron, 1864.

 

Rock River:

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[Rock River, view near Dixon, Dixon, Ill.]

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Rock River Bridge near Nelson, Ill.

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Rockford, Ill., view on the Rock River, below city

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Rock River, view near Dixon, Ill.

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Sandstone bluffs, Rock River, Oregon, Illinois

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[A] sandstone bluff [above the] Rock River, Oregon, Illinois

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Stages in [a] floodplain, Margaret Fuller Island, Rock River near Oregon, Illinois

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Stages in [a] floodplain, Margaret Fuller Island, Rock River near Oregon, Illinois

 

Des Plaines River:

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Lockport Historic District, Stone Arch Bridge, Spanning Des Plaines River at Ninth Street, Lockport, Will, IL

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[Automobile moving through water next to a sloping wall alongside the Des Plaines River].

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[Flooded Des Plaines River surrounding trees at Maywood, Illinois].

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[Chicago Northwestern Railroad Bridge over the flooded Des Plaines River in Maywood, Illinois].

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[The Des Plaines River] floodplain, Riverside, Illinois

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[Railroad accident at Ogden Avenue and Des Plaines River in Des Plaines, Illinois, with end of the car is sitting in the river].

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Old and young floodplains, Des Plaines River, Glendon Park, Illinois

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[A] Willow zone [on the] floodplain of the Des Plaines River, Glendon Park, Illinois

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[Fence in the DesPlaines River at River Grove].

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[Children and adults standing and walking on a dam and swimming in the Desplaines River].

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[Two men in trench coats spraying for mosquitoes in the Desplaines River in Desplaines, Illinois].

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[Desplaines River running through a forest preserve].

 

Kaskaskia River:

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Suspension Bridge, Spanning Kaskaskia River, Carlyle, Clinton, IL

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The true Democrat., July 30, 1898, Image 2

 

Kankakee River:

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Kankakee River at Wilmington, Ill's.

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[Trestle bridge on the Kankakee River in Kankakee, Illinois].

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[Concrete bridge spanning the Kankakee River in Kankakee, Illinois].

 

Spoon River:

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White's Ferry Bridge, Spanning Spoon River at Township Road 209, Blyton vicinity, Fulton, IL

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London Mills Bridge, Spanning Spoon River, London Mills, Knox, IL

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Indian Ford Bridge, London Mills vicinity, Fulton, IL

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The day book., March 21, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 9

 

Fox River:

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United States--Wisconsin--Lake Winnebago. [1832?]

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Illinois Traction System, Fox River Bridge, Spanning Fox River, Ottawa, La Salle, IL

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Fox River near Geneva, Ill.

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Looking up from Batavia, Fox River, Illinois

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Fox River looking down from Batavia

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Fox River at Kaukauna, Wisconsin

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Fox River at Kaukauna, Wisconsin

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Daily globe. (St. Paul, Minn.), November 13, 1883, Page 2, Image 2

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St. Paul daily globe., March 23, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

 

Wabash River:

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Flood refugee from the Wabash River bottoms brought to McLeansboro, Illinois

 

Missouri River:

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[Bend of the Missouri River].

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[Map of Missouri River and vicinity from Saint Charles, Missouri, to Mandan villages of North Dakota : used by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in their 1804 expedition up Missouri River].

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"Great Bend of the Missouri River -- showing packing-houses"

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Missouri River. Broadwater County, Montana

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Rockport [i.e. Rocheport], Missouri, on the river

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On the banks of the Missouri