NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Lt. Clyde Doty kept telling the man clinging for his life in river rapids 100 yards from the brink of the American Falls the same thing over and over: “We got you, we got you.”
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DELPHI, Ind. – A second day of desperate searching for a small boy playing in a park and carried away by a rain-swollen creek in this small northwest Indiana town turned up no sign of the youth, authorities said Friday.
The Great River Road Byway follows the Mississippi River 2,159 miles from the river’s source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota, to Venice, Louisiana, near where the “Big Muddy” empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
(RNN/CNN) - Rising waters took a home down river on Monday in Warren NH, where it hit a bridge and disintegrated.
The Oregon Trail enters the high desert of southeastern Idaho and winds northwest along the Bear River. It passes through Pocatello before turning west to meet the Snake River. Most wagon trains followed the south bank of the Snake as it carved an arc across the southern portion of the state. The Snake is now tamed with a series of dams, but it was once a swiftly flowing river that cut deep canyons, making water access difficult for pioneers.
The Oregon Trail follows the North Platte River into southeastern Wyoming, where it heads northwest along the river’s southern bank. After crossing the river at Casper, the emigrants headed southwest following the Sweetwater, a tributary of the North Platte.
No state is more closely associated with our country’s early westward migration than Nebraska, home to some of the landmarks most frequently noted in emigrant diaries.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island's electrical grid, and decimating some communities.
When the pioneers arrived at Independence Landing, they reassembled their wagons and journeyed six miles south to Independence Square where they acquired supplies, made repairs, and joined other emigrants to form wagon trains and head to Oregon or California.