Grand Republic Steamboat
April 16, 1876: The steamboat Grand Republic was launched on this date. She was the biggest and fanciest riverboat ever to ply the Mississippi.
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.