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  Mississippi River Opened to Americans
Category:  Planning and Development, Transportation and Infrastructure
Brief Description:  In 1788, the Spanish opened the Mississippi River to American traders and merchants. For the first time, Americans were allowed to ship produce down the Mississippi to New Orleans upon payment of a 15% tarriff.
Year:  1788
Decade:  1780 - 1789
Beginning Date:    1788
Ending Date:    1788



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