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View along the Savannah River, Augusta, Ga.
Title: View along the Savannah River, Augusta, Ga.
Date: 1900-1914

Turn-of-the-twentieth century postcard image showing a paddle wheel steamboat on the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia, with a covered bridge in the background. The Savannah River played a critical role in the economic development and prosperity of Augusta. Steamboats regularly transported cotton and other manufactured goods between Augusta and Savannah throughout the nineteenth century. By the turn of the twentieth century, railroads replaced much of the steamboat travel in Augusta.

Original postcard scanned and described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.

Subjects: Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)--Pictorial works | River steamers--Georgia--Augusta | Paddle steamers--Georgia--Augusta--Pictorial works | Covered Bridges--Georgia--Augusta--Pictorial works | Picture postcards | Augusta (Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.)
Contributors: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (Augusta, Ga.) | Digital Library of Georgia | Picturing Augusta Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005.
Original material: 1 postcard : col. ill.
View along the Savannah River, Augusta, Ga. New York : American News Company, [between 1900 and 1905]
Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.
Rights: Cite as: [title of postcard], Augusta and Environs Picture Post Cards in Color, East Central Central Georgia Regional Library, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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