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1607

The first English settlers arrived in Jamestown

1775

The Morris family had settled and established a boat yard on the Kanawha River

Other events that happened on or around 1775

1819

The first steamboat tried to get up over Red House Shoals

Other events that happened on or around 1819

1820

Steamboats became reliable enough to negotiate the shoals in the Kanawha

Other events that happened on or around 1820

1898

The first lock system was completed on the Kanawha River

Other events that happened on or around 1898

1936

Three new locks and roller-type dams replaced the old system on the Kanawha River

Other events that happened on or around 1936


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