HISTORY OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DVD – The Legends, Legacy and Lore!
Three programs on one DVD!
PROGRAM ONE – THE PRIZE AND PAWN OF EMPIRES
For nearly 150 years after La Salle first claimed it for France, the valley of the Mississippi was claimed and reclaimed…won and lost…bought and sold by France, England, Spain, and the United States. This production follows the varied history of the river up through the War of 1812 and into glamorous era of the steamboat!
You’ll learn about: Mound builders …Indian tribes …De Soto …French explorers and voyageurs …the French and Indian War …the Revolutionary War …American settlers …Napoleon …Jefferson …the Louisiana Purchase …the War of 1812.
This is an excellent study of the Mississippi River from pre-history up to the War of 1812. The photography is outstanding. Recommended. – Landers Film Reviews
PROGRAM TWO – STEAMBOAT A-COMIN’
The coming of steam to the Mississippi and its tributaries revolutionized the entire middle section of America. For towns and settlements along the rivers, steamboats were the door to the rest of the world. For nearly 50 years, sleepy river towns were jolted to life by the magical shout “Steamboat a-comin!
You’ll learn about Mark Twain …Southern Mansions …the Civil War…the coming of the railroad …and all about the fabulous steamboat era …the time when a steamboat whistle was the sweetest music in the world.
Excellent photography and narration bring to life the history and romance of an era long past. Highly Recommended. – Landers Film Reviews
PROGRAM THREE – OL MAN RIVER AND THE 20th CENTURY
What Mark Twain said more than 100 years ago is still true today. The Mississippi is not a common river. On the contrary, it is in all ways remarkable.
This third program covering the history of the Mississippi focuses on the greatness of the river and its immense drainage basin plus the multitude of changes that have occurred during the 20th century.
You’ll learn all about – bridges and ferries …locks and dams …diesel towboats …and flood control. You’ll also be treated to segments on such celebrations and attractions as Mardi Gras …St. Paul Winter Carnival …Mud Island …and the Great River Road.
An outstanding study of the Mississippi River. Recommended. – Landers Film Reviews
KVFD-107 Length: Approx. 60 Minutes © 2009 Marshall Publishing and Promotions, Inc. A Kaw Valley Films Production ISBN 978-1-9636134-08-3 UPC 894190001875