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Podcast about Orrin Ingram

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.

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Podcast about engineer Charles Ellet Jr.

Today we highlight an 1800s engineer, bridge builder, and the visionary of today’s modern flood control system – Charles Ellet, Jr.

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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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Thankful this Memorial Day

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

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NRHF Podcast about steamboat inventor John Fitch

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

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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! … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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