The Steamboat Arabia Museum
4 monthes ago - By Analog Artist Digital World
In Kansas City in the Farmers Market area, there is a museum devoted to a steam ship that sank on the Missouri River back in the 1850s when the Louisiana Territory was opened for settlers. My early relative, Dr Augustus Thorspecken was part of that movement West.
The Arabia was a steam ship that was packed full of supplied for the general stores that needed to be outfitted on the river. When a tree falls in the river, the trunk would sink and flow down river a bit creating a deadly spear just under the water. The Arabia struck one of these trees and quickly sank. Passengers rushed to the...
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