Goin' West...by Way of the River

The Benton, docked at Bismarck, Dakota Territory in 1877.
Passengers wait to board, Bismarck, Dakota Territory, 1877.
The Silver Bow on the Missouri River, 1869.
The side-wheeler, DeSmet, stops to pick up enough fallen timber to get her to the next woodyard.
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The Rosebud on the Missouri River;
drawing by D. F. Barry, done between 1874 - 1890
The Farwest, with a fresh load of wood stacked for the rest of her journey.
The Pacific, one of the larger steamboats.