|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.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 1934
Straightened up the house today. Mother ironed.