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        Steamboating on the Big Muddy | Dakota Datebook

        Learn about Robert Fulton, who in 1806 made the first trip in America's first steamboat in this audio clip from the Dakota Datebook series. Fulton traveled up the Hudson River from New York to Albany at the blazing speed of five miles per hour.  It wouldn’t be long before steamboats transported settlers, soldiers, gold seekers, and supplies into Dakota Territory.

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