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Video about travel on the Sacramento River and Steamboat Slough in the 1850's.

Narration by Tyler Suard, reading the exact words by Commander Ringgold, US Navy,

describing how to travel up the Sacramento River and its "branches"; the Middle Fork
was later renamed Steamboat Slough for very obvious reasons...it was the preferred
route to take for the Steamboats!  See also the description by author and newsman
James M. Hutchings in his 1862 book describing travel on Steamboat Slough.

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