Author Archives: RiverHistory
Twenty years before Robert Fulton debuted his successful steamboat, James Rumsey unveiled his revolutionary “jet” propelled steamboat in 1787.
Finally getting some autumn color from Lake Pepin on up the Mississippi to Red Wing. So perfectly beautiful!
Gorgeous waterfront, rich history, great hiking trail, and a vibrant college town. Love LaCrosse!
In this episode we highlight the leader of the 1832 expedition to the locate the source of the Mississippi River: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.
I love history and I love magic. That's why I love this quote from magician Penn Jillette: "I’ve never been able to get an audience interested without being interested myself. I find that if someone is talking about their passion…I … Continue reading
Such a charming delight prowling through Mark Twain's boyhood home of Hannibal, Missouri.
Here at the Missouri History Museum (originally the Jefferson Memorial Building) is the 1913 statue that predates the Washington DC Jefferson Memorial by 30 years.Learn more here:https://forestparkmap.org/thomas-jefferson-statue-at-the-missouri-history-museum
This incredible and historic 1828 building (site of Dred Scott case) was expanded and the lovely dome completed in 1861, designed after the Vatican in Rome. Some of the arch museum exhibits are here while the arch museum is renovated. … Continue reading
Heading over to tour the exhibits at the old courthouse in lovely St. Louis.
This episode highlights the career of artist and engineer Henry Bosse who captured on glass plate negatives a dramatic transformation of the Mississippi river.