Pioneer Settlement of Nebraska Territory: Based on the Original Survey 1855-66

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The presence of water, mainly rivers, contributed to the locations of early pioneer settlements in the Nebraska Territory from 1855 to 1866. In Pioneer Settlement of Nebraska Territory, author Charles Howard Richardson presents the findings from a study conducted about factors that influenced Nebraskas early development. Pioneer Settlement of Nebraska Territory explores the classification, distribution, and characteristics of both the populated and rural areas during this ten-year time period. With charts and illustrations included, Richardson describes how the settlers at major Missouri River towns depended on outfitting westbound emigrants for their livelihood. He also describes how the outlying territory, generally unoccupied, was confined to the lower reaches of tributary streams, where surface water was available throughout the year. Focusing on the eastern third of the territory, roughly 24,000 square miles, Richardson shows that early imports and exports were shipped by means of Missouri River boats between St. Louis and Omaha, and that the East-to-West transportation links consisted mainly of overland wagon roads because there were no navigable rivers in this pre-railroad period. Pioneer Settlement of Nebraska Territory provides insight into Nebraskas earliest development.
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Charles Howard Richardson traveled extensively throughout the state of Nebraska during the years in which he completed a PhD in geography at the University of NebraskaLincoln. He currently lives in Michigan.

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Publisher
Trafford Publishing
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Published on
Feb 23, 2011
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Pages
100
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ISBN
9781426957185
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Language
English
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History / Historical Geography
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