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Clip #: TFA-299B
Library: TFA Network
1930s, Ohio River, tributary rivers, streams, Ohio Valley, reenactment 1800s, farmers felling trees in forests with axes, pioneers, frontiersmen, agriculture, farms, farming land, wheat field, mill, water wheel, milling, corn field, fruit, hemp fields, tobacco crops, grazing hogs and cattle, farmers sawing and hammering nails into lumber to build flatboats, boy watching father assemble flatboat and going inside log cabin where his mother hand grinds pork sausages, ham and bacon hanging on wall, girl churning butter, man caulking seam of boat with oakum, chisel and wooden mallet, girl sweeping cabin floor, wife mending husbands’ shirts, men loading supplies including sacks of wheat and cornmeal, boxes of meat and barrels of tobacco into flatboat, men walking across plank to board boat, plank being removed, pole being pushed against shore to launch boat, men waving goodbye to their families as they travel towards New Orleans, junction of creek and larger river, men drifting down river and bantering with farmer cutting down hemp along riverbanks, men carefully navigating boat at junction with larger river, men stopping for night and tying boat to tree, men sitting around campfire at night, man playing fiddle, man cleaning rifle, men talking around campfire, men proceeding down river during day, palisades along riverbanks, shores of Mississippi Delta, shores of Ohio River visible, men traveling down Mississippi River, man playing fiddle on boat