Steamboatin' on the Cumberland

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Creation: 1961

Judge Byrd Douglas (1894-1965) authored Steamboatin' on the Cumberland, a history of the Cumberland River. The book is a comprehesive exploration of the 516 miles of the river in Tennessee and Kentucky and contains the names of more than 1200 steamboats which ran supplies and passengers down the river primarily during the Steamboat Age (1811-1830). While the railroad supplanted steamboats in the 1860s in commercial transportation, a revival of the boats in the 1970s has spawned a new industry for recreational use.

Title

Steamboatin' on the Cumberland

Date

Creation: 1961

Description

Judge Byrd Douglas (1894-1965) authored Steamboatin' on the Cumberland, a history of the Cumberland River. The book is a comprehesive exploration of the 516 miles of the river in Tennessee and Kentucky and contains the names of more than 1200 steamboats which ran supplies and passengers down the river primarily during the Steamboat Age (1811-1830). While the railroad supplanted steamboats in the 1860s in commercial transportation, a revival of the boats in the 1970s has spawned a new industry for recreational use.

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Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Source

Southern Civilization Collection, F442.2 .D6

Files

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Citation

“Steamboatin' on the Cumberland,” Gallery, accessed October 13, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1046.