Rafting On The Missouri


Log rafts, which give rise to thoughts of escaping to a world of freedom and adventure, were assembled on the banks of rivers of the upper Mississippi basin. They were crudely fastened together in order to be floated down the river to the sawmills of New Orleans where they were sold. A boat was taken along so that raftsmen could feed themselves by begging, borrowing or stealing from the farms en-route.

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