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Major rivers

The lines that you see on this map are rivers. Rivers are paths of flowing water. Have you ever seen a river? They can be very big or just a small stream. Rivers are important to supply water, electricity, and transportation. Many people have chosen to live near rivers.

 

Historical maps

1908 - Explorations of the Colorado River

1908 - Explorations of the Colorado River

1880 - Long Island Sound and routes of Fall River Line Steamers

1880 - Long Island Sound and routes of Fall River Line Steamers

1898 - Tenth Lighthouse District

1898 - Tenth Lighthouse District

1898 - Eleventh Lighthouse District

1898 - Eleventh Lighthouse District

1777 - Map of Hudson's River, with the adjacent country

1777 - Map of Hudson's River, with the adjacent country

1876 - Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and their tributaries

1876 - Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and their tributaries

1778 - A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina

1778 - A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina

1898 - Yukon River

1898 - Yukon River

1859 - From the Red River to the Rio Grande

1859 - From the Red River to the Rio Grande

1858 - Rio Colorado of the West

1858 - Rio Colorado of the West

1841 - Oregon Territory

1841 - Oregon Territory

1858 - Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River

1858 - Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River

1760 - Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River above Albany

1760 - Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River above Albany

1744 - New Spain (present-day Arizona and New Mexico)

1744 - New Spain (present-day Arizona and New Mexico)

1720 - Lovisiana by de Rivier Missisippi

1720 - Lovisiana by de Rivier Missisippi

1975 - Mississippi River and tributaries, inland waterways system

1975 - Mississippi River and tributaries, inland waterways system

1721 - A Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississippi

1721 - A Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississippi

1805 - A map of the Alleghany, Monongahela, and Yohiogany rivers

1805 - A map of the Alleghany, Monongahela, and Yohiogany rivers

 

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