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Brower, J. V. (Jacob Vradenberg) 1844-1905

Overview
Works: 55 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 1,424 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Maps 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: F351, 913.776
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Most widely held works by J. V Brower
The aborigines of Minnesota : a report based on the collections of Jacob V. Brower, and on the field surveys and notes of Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )

7 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippi River and its source : a narrative and critical history of the discovery of the river and its headwaters, accompanied by the results of detailed hydrographic and topographic surveys by J. V Brower( Book )

13 editions published between 1893 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of the Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society is devoted to a historical discussion by Jacob Vredenberg Brower (1844-1905) about the source and headwaters of the Mississippi River, combined with his extensive hydrographic and topographic surveys. Brower summarizes the major European and white American exploratory trips to the area. Based on a scientific survey of the Itasca Basin that he made under the authority of the Minnesota Historical Society, Brower concludes that the true source of the Mississippi is neither Itasca Lake nor Elk Lake, nor even the stream discovered by Jean N. Nicolet (1836) called "Nicolet's Infant Mississippi River," but the "Greater Ultimate Reservoir" which receives its water supply from aerial precipitation and stores it in various component lakes and springs. Some of these lakes include Hernando de Soto, the Triplets, Whipple, Morrison, and Floating Moss; the streams that proceed from them include the beginnings of the Nicolet as well as the Mississippi. From Nicolet's middle lake the main river proceeds "in an unbroken channel" to the Gulf. After lobbying successfully to have this headwater region preserved as Itasca State Park (1891), Brower served as its first commissioner. The appendix includes an historical account of how the Mississippi and the Lake of the Woods came to form part of the northwestern boundary of the United States. Its author was Albert James Hill (1823-1895), who was also instrumental in the creation of Brower's report
Quivira by J. V Brower( Book )

4 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kakabikansing by J. V Brower( Book )

6 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mille Lac by J. V Brower( Book )

4 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnesota : Discovery of its area, 1540-1665 by J. V Brower( Book )

6 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathio by J. V Brower( Book )

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas. Monumental perpetuation of its earliest history. 1541-1896 ... contributions by J. V Brower( Book )

4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of explorations in the basin of the Mississippi by J. V Brower( Book )

in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itasca State Park : an illustrated history by J. V Brower( Book )

6 editions published in 1904 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The park covers an area in Clearwater, Beltrami, Becker and Hubbard counties
Harahoy by J. V Brower( Book )

2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aborigines of Minnesota by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harahey by J. V Brower( Book )

1 edition published in 1899 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandan by J. V Brower( Book )

2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric man at the headwaters of the Mississippi River by J. V Brower( )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed hydrographic chart of the ultimate source of the Mississippi River by J. V Brower( )

4 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric man at the headwaters of the Mississippi River by J. V Brower( Book )

4 editions published between 1895 and 1898 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of explorations in the basin of the Mississippi by J. V Brower( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Brower, Jacob Vradenberg 1844-1905

Vradenberg Brower, Jacob 1844-1905

Languages
English (97)