The Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City tells the story of Missouri's steamboat heritage.
July 25, 1845 : The Big Hatchie, a rare stern-wheeler steamboat, exploded its boiler and sank near Hermann killing many.
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.