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Before Settlement

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Centennial Bridge-photo by Amy Tirmenstein

"A river is more than an ammenity . . . it is a treasure.  It offers a necessity of life that must be rationed among those who have power over it"
(Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. 1841-1935 U.S. Supreme Court Justice).

Urban Geography Project
Fall 2000
Amanda Bowman
Amy Tirmenstein