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Page Three - Mississippi River


By the early 20th Century, the New Orleans port at the mouth of the Mississippi River continued as the largest southern port in the United States. These images of the river -- docks lined with steamboats, passengers waiting to board, wharfs stacked with bales of cotton and other cargo -- bear witness to the bustling atmosphere of the New Orleans port city culture.



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