New podcast about frontiersman Jim Bridger

Jim Bridger is one of the most famous of the early mountain men. He ventured far into the American west, exploring, fur-trapping, and trading. This episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast highlights his life and career. Enjoy!

 

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Podcast: Stephen Foster

Enjoy today’s episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast highlighting the amazing life and career of America’s first great songwriter, Stephen Foster:

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New National River Hall of Fame podcast episode: Black Hawk

In this episode, we focus on Sauk Indian leader Black Hawk and his role in what became known as the Black Hawk War.

Welcome to the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast, where you can explore the riveting stories of fascinating people that lived remarkable lives and shaped American history along the banks of the continent’s vast network of rivers. This podcast is produced in partnership by the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and Riverhistory.com.  Enjoy!

 

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James Eads podcast

Join us to explore the riveting stories of fascinating people that lived remarkable lives and shaped American history along the banks of those rivers.

We have been so honored at your amazing reception to last week’s release of the debut episodes of our new weekly National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast.

These are incredible tales of the lives of the amazing people that expanded the growth of the United States westward – and westward along the incredible network of the river systems of America.

This podcast is produced in partnership by the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and Riverhistory.com.

Here’s the next episode: James Eads.

While out lecturing, I am occasionally asked to identify the person who most-significantly impacted the development of transportation along America’s rivers. That person is James Eads. Time and time again he envisions and devises successful and dramatic impacts on the west. You’re going to enjoy this one! Click the “PLAY” BUTTON below to listen.

 

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Debut episodes of National Rivers Hall of Fame Podcast

We are so excited to launch this new weekly National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast where you can explore the riveting stories of fascinating people that lived remarkable lives and shaped American history along the banks of the continent’s vast network of rivers.

This podcast is produced in partnership by the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and Riverhistory.com.

Here are our first three. A new episode debuts every Thursday!

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New season of River History Podcasts starts next week!

It’s been a great off-season. We’ve done some traveling and visiting friends and family. Even got booked to perform and lecture aboard a cruise to Cuba. Fascinating. Now back to the Mississippi River to begin the riverboat cruising season!

So, a great new season of River History Podcasts will start next week with fascinating historical stories, updates about the river, towns and attractions, plus guest interviews and more. Stay tuned!

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Podcast RHP027 Mississippi Past My Cabin

Ten years ago a guest aboard a Mississippi Riverboat cruise gave me a poem about the Mississippi River that he transcribed from memory. He said he had learned it perhaps 70 years earlier while growing up alongside the river. I found it in an old file folder and wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!
Bill

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Podcast RHP026 10 Ways to Help Your River

In this episode I share some inspiring tips from the Friends of the Mississippi River and the National Park Service about how we can all make a difference in the quality of our precious rivers.

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Podcast RHP025 Sailing the Mississippi at Midnight

It’s been a beautiful autumn on the Mississippi River. Here’s a Walt Whitman masterpiece from the 1800s that captures the beauty and power of the Mississippi River.

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Birthday of Mark Twain

On November 30, 1835, Samuel Langhorn Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri. The family moved in 1839 to Hannibal, Missouri where young Sam would grow up along the banks of the Mississippi River. I have studied and lectured about Twain for the past 15+years and he is a true one of a kind. Pick up Life on the Mississippi or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for a great winter read. Or, of course, I recommend my audio book highlighting how the rivers impacted Twain’s life, career, and writings. Email me your favorite Twain quote to Bill@riverhistory.

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