Book ID: CBB892191635

Taming the Muskingum (2015)


Kemp, Emory L. (Author)

University of West Virginia Press

Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: 141
Language: English

A tributary of the Ohio River and significant commercial route in the nineteenth century, the Muskingum River in southeastern Ohio presents a remarkable case study of how Americans have managed their waterways. In Taming the Muskingum, esteemed scholar Emory Kemp traces this history, emphasizing the engineering and construction aspects of river navigation and the fourteen related flood control dams built under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Kemp’s study ranges from early settlement and navigation of the uncontrolled Muskingum to the state-of-the-art engineering projects undertaken during the New Deal to more recent conservation and recreation uses. (Publisher)

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Authors & Contributors
Reuss, Martin
Pursell, Carroll W.
Jackson, Donald C.
Gray Fitzsimons
Arrigo, Anthony F.
Todd M Kerstetter
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Science in Context
Pacific Historical Review
Louisiana History
Icon: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology
University of Pittsburgh Press
University of Nevada Press
Texas Tech University Press
Temple University Press
Ohio University Press
Louisiana State University Press
Civil engineering
Flood control
Industrial archaeology
Intze, Otto Adolf Ludwig
Eastwood, John S.
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
United States
Elkhorn River Watershed - Nebraska
Concord, New Hampshire
Nebraska (U.S.)
American Patent Agency

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