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Improvement of the Mississippi River

United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Improvement of the Mississippi River

Improvement of the Mississippi River

hearings before the United States House Select Committee on Improvement of the Mississippi River, Forty-Seventh Congress, second session, on Nov. 23, 25, Dec. 13-15, 18-21, 1882, Jan. 4-6, 8-12, 15-20, 22-25, 27, 29, 1883

by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Improvement of the Mississippi River

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • River engineering -- Mississippi River,
  • Mississippi River

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesH.rp.1985
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination493 p.
    Number of Pages493
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15967855M

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