Panel # 66Barges first appeared on the Mississippi River after the U. S. Civil War, as river interest tried to compete with the railroads' growing domination. The railroads won this transportation duel and tows practically disappeared from the river until WWI revived the need for river traffic. The industry has continually evolved since then and today's sophisticated towboats and massive barges make up on the nation's most economical transportation systems.
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|Date Added||Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 767972 N 3893580|
|Decimal Degrees||35.14946667, -90.05845000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 8.968', W 90° 3.507'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 8' 58.08" N, 90° 3' 30.42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 25 Riverside Dr, Memphis TN 38103, US|
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