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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Floods,
  • Illinois,
  • Mississippi River

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesChanges in bed of Mississippi River after flood of 1912 at and below Cairo, Illinois
SeriesS.doc.366
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination14 p.
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16119723M

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