Category Archives: Hall of Fame Podcast

Podcast about inventor James Rumsey

Twenty years before Robert Fulton debuted his successful steamboat, James Rumsey unveiled his revolutionary “jet” propelled steamboat in 1787.

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Podcast about Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

In this episode we highlight the leader of the 1832 expedition to the locate the source of the Mississippi River: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

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Podcast about explorer Alexander Mackenzie 

In this episode we highlight the first Euro-American to cross North America: Alexander Mackenzie. Enjoy and share with your friends and family!

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Podcast about legendary river history writer Dr. Louis C. Hunter

This episode highlights the author of one of the great masterworks in chronicling the importance of river transportation and the steamboat era: Dr. Louis C. Hunter.

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Podcast about legendary Missouri River Captain Joseph LaBarge

In this episode, we review the life of one of the great Missouri River steamboat captains, Captain Joseph LaBarge.

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Podcast about the advocate for the Erie Canal

A canal to connect trade from the Great Lakes across New York to the Hudson River – that was the vision and accomplishment of New York governor DeWitt Clinton. Enjoy!

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Podcast about explorer La Salle

This episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast spotlights explorer Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle. La Salle was one of North America’s foremost explorers whose travels expanded knowledge of the Ohio River, the Great Lakes, and … Continue reading

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Podcast highlights artist George Catlin

This week’s episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast highlights artist George Catlin. Enjoy! George Catlin was an adventurous and talented painter who ventured to the American West several times in the early 1800s. His paintings gave many … Continue reading

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Podcast about the first female Captain

This week’s episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast highlights the life and career of the first woman to earn a Master’s license, Captain Mary Miller. 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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