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George Catlin paintingd
April 20, 1857: The steamboat A.C. Bird sank at Bonhomme Island near St. Charles.
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.