The Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City tells the story of Missouri's steamboat heritage.
August 11, 1859: The popular steamboat, Kate Howard, sank in “The Osage Chute” at the mouth of the Osage River.
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.