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Cities Named for Obstacles to River Navigation

Guest post by Dan T. – Thank you, Dan! North America is a land of many rivers. Rivers which served the earlyEuropean explorers, traders, and settlers as highways, just as they hadfor the indigenous people. However, moving along those highways … Continue reading

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Rapidian cities – a ‘grand’ revival

During the European settlement of North America, cities were often founded and located along important water features in order to facilitate travel. These included bays, harbors, sounds, straits, channels, and navigable rivers. As the population moved inland, other kinds of … Continue reading

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