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Today we highlight an 1800s engineer, bridge builder, and the visionary of today’s modern flood control system – Charles Ellet, Jr.
In this episode we highlight the first Euro-American to cross North America: Alexander Mackenzie. Enjoy and share with your friends and family!
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.
In this episode, we review the life of one of the great Missouri River steamboat captains, Captain Joseph LaBarge.
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!
We’re out lecturing and entertaining aboard American Cruise Lines’ riverboat “Queen of the West” along the Columbia River. We had a beautiful Memorial Day service onboard today while watching the spectacular scenery. I was powerfully reminded of the incredible freedom … Continue reading
Today’s episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame highlights the life and career of inventor John Fitch. Twenty years before Robert Fulton built his first successful steamboat, inventor John Fitch debuted the first vessel in the United States to … Continue reading
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! … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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.