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Men at work among barrels on the St. Louis Levee.

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Identifier: N14013

Title: Men at work among barrels on the St. Louis Levee.

Description: Men at work among barrels on the St. Louis Levee. Steamboats are docked along the levee in the background. Men at work among barrels on the St. Louis Levee. From it?s earliest days, St. Louis prospered because of the Mississippi River. By the middle of the 19th century there were an estimated 600 steamboats operating out of St. Louis and over 400 wholesale houses along the riverfront. The coming of the railroad marked the beginning of the end of the era of major boat traffic up and down the river, but even today river boat traffic remains an important part of the economy of St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States
Missouri
St Louis

Dates: 1910

Type(s): Photograph
Image

Maker/Creator: Oscar C. Kuehn

Subjects: Downtown (Saint Louis, MO)
Waterfronts
Mississippi River
Barrels
Men
Steamboats

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