To get here, the William Crooks rode on tracks to LaCrosse, Wis., then was shipped by steamboats to St. Paul. Until the railroads, steamboat and the rivers they ride are the most efficient way to move goods in and grain and logs out.
Minnesota History Center; Minnesota History
The William Crooks
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