Author Archives: RiverHistory
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.
It was cool to me to be docked at the St Louis waterfront today where Lewis and Clark returned on this date in 1806 after traveling across the continent for 2 years, 4 months, and 10 days. Their story is … Continue reading
There is little more amazing than cruising the Mississippi beneath St Louis' Gateway Arch!
In this episode we highlight the founder of the family business that has grown to be a leader in river shipping: Orrin Ingram and the Ingram Family.