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Historic Waterways

Reuben Gold Thwaites (1853-1913)

1. 00 - Preface
2. 01 - Introduction
3. 02 - Table of Distances
4. 03 - The Rock River, CHAPTER I. The Winding Yahara
5. 04 - The Rock River, CHAPTER II. Barbed Wire Fences
6. 05 - The Rock River, CHAPTER III. An Illinois Prairie Home
7. 06 - The Rock River, CHAPTER IV. The Half-Way House
8. 07 - The Rock River, CHAPTER V, Grand Detour Folks
9. 08 - The Rock River, CHAPTER VI, An Ancient Mariner
10. 09 - The Rock River, CHAPTER VII. Storm-Bound at Erie
11. 10 - The Rock River, CHAPTER VIII. The Last Day Out
12. 11 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), FIRST LETTER. Smith's Island
13. 12 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), SECOND LETTER. From Packwaukee to Berlin
14. 13 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), THIRD LETTER. The Mascoutins
15. 14 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), FOURTH LETTER. The Land of the Winnebagoes
16. 15 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), FIFTH LETTER. Locked Through
17. 16 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), SIXTH LETTER. The Bay Settlement
18. 17 - The Wisconsin River, CHAPTER I. Alone in the Wilderness
19. 18 - The Wisconsin River, CHAPTER II. The Last of the Sacs
20. 19 - The Wisconsin River, CHAPTER III. A Panoramic View
21. 20 - The Wisconsin River, CHAPTER IV. Floating Through Fairyland

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Historic Waterways, Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing down the Rock, Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.This volume is the record of six hundred miles of canoeing experiences on historic waterways in Wisconsin and Illinois during the summer of 1887. There has been no attempt at exaggeration, to color its homely incidents, or to picture charms where none exist. It is intended to be a simple, truthful narrative of what was seen and done upon a series of novel outings through the heart of the Northwest. If it may induce others to undertake similar excursions, and thus increase the little navy of healthy and self-satisfied canoeists, the object of the publication will have been attained.