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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: August 22, 2020
Caption: Grasshoppers in the River? Marker
Additional Description: Captions: (upper left) This 10-mile section of the 1893 Missouri River Survey shows the last obstacles (the Shonkin Bar and Brule Bar) before steamboats reached Fort Benton.; (background, bottom right) Steamboats like the Benton (center left) carried both people and their supplies to the West-and everything needed a ticket. Top, a passenger's 1883 ticket from St. Louis to Fort Benton on the Cora; bottom, an 1886 "bill of lading" to take one safe and seven packages from St. Louis to Helena. (center) A "grasshopper" illustrated: capstan, derrick, spar, pulley's & lines.
Submitted: December 3, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p554134
File Size: 3.605 Megabytes
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