The Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City tells the story of Missouri's steamboat heritage.
August 10, 1856: The steamboat Arabia sank near Parkville with a cargo of whiskey. A great effort was made to find and salvage the cargo but with no result. You can visit learn more about the steamboat Arabia 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.