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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The Early History of Steamboats on the Missouri River
Presentation by Historian Barbara Giles The Missouri River was never kind to steamboats, but for several decades the river served as a highway to the west, with steamboats being the main conduit of settlers and supplies for the western expansion. Barbara Giles will share highlights of this moment in American history and how steamboats played a crucial role in the settlement of the United States.