Redwood River

Navigation Study of the Redwood River Minnesota

Maddox, Gregory
This study of the historical navigability of the Redwood River, a major tributary of the Minnesota, concludes that the Redwood was never used extensively in commerce because of its geography (e.g., falls and rapids) and the presence of several dams. The report includes sections on early explorations, fur trading, and settlement of the Minnesota River Valley. The authors highlight the lack of reference in historical reports to any use of the Redwood River to transport goods.
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