The Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City tells the story of Missouri's steamboat heritage.
July 27, 1817: The Zebulon Pike, the first steamboat to come all the way to St. Louis, arrived on this day.
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.