Report on the Internal Commerce of the United States. 1882, 1885, 1887, 1889

Report on the Internal Commerce of the United States. 1882, 1885, 1887, 1889

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...10,477,855 Of this there has been expended for channel work, as distinguished from levees, the following amounts: The following is the levee work done in the same district by States: Tennessee: Lauderdale. Mississippi: Tunica and Coahoma; Bolivar Riverton; Bolivar Hughes; 'Washington and Issequena; Ken Lomond. Arkansas: Mississippi, Long Lake, Phillips, 'Possum Fork. Louisiana: East Carroll, Madison, Tensas, and Concordia; general protection of Tensas Basin; Pointe Coupee Morganza; general protection Atehafalaya Basin; Bonnet Carr6. The apportionment among the several States was as follows: Tennessee $100,000 Mississippi-----624,678 Arkansas 404, 561 Louisiana.-. 1,342,810 Total-2.472,049 Total amount expended by river commission between Memphis and Gulf._ 6, 451, 588 LOUISIANA AND EITKB IMPROVEMENTS. Among the river States, Louisiana has led by a long distance in the matter of river improvement. This was due largely to the fact that it was first settled, and was most dependent upon keeping open its water courses. The settlements in Louisiana were almost altogether upon the streams. To-secure, therefore, communication with markets, it was necessary to keep the interior rivers and bayous free from snags and other obstructions. Louisiana, in consequence, expended more upon its levees and river improvements than all the other lower Mississippi States. There were some improvements attempted nnder the French and Spanish governments, especially at the passes, as already narrated. In 1814 the dike across Bayou Manchac was constructed to cut off that outlet. In the early days of the State a large amount of work was done, but mainly by private individuals, the steam-boat men and keel-boat men. The Mississippi and all its tributaries were at that more

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  • English
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