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April 11, 1855: The Banner State, a side-wheeler steamboat, sank at Brickhouse Bend below St. Charles. Learn more about Missouri's steamboat history at the Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.