Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 1934

Straightened up the house today. Mother ironed.

1856 the Steamboat Arabia
The Great White Arabia Steamship - 1856

In 1856, the Great White Arabia steamship went down, felled ultimately by a snag from a walnut tree in
 the Mighty Missouri River. In 1988, she began to come up, saved by five families determined to excavate
 and preserve her cargo.

The Steamboat Arabia Museum, in the City Market downtown, tells the story of what river travel and westward expansion looked like in the mid-1800s and showcases settlers’ near-perfectly preserved artifacts — Wedgwood china, shoes, boots, clothing, weapons, razors, doorknobs and more.

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