Paddlewheel riverboat, showboat, sternwheeler: in all its myriad forms, the steamboat revolutionized American travel in the 1800s, taking millions of people inland and helping to settle and develop the vast territories beyond the original colonies. It was an era in which young boys dreamed of becoming steamboat pilots and Mark Twain immortalized the “floating palaces” that traveled up and down the Mississippi River.

Paddlewheel riverboat, showboat, sternwheeler: in all its myriad forms, the steamboat revolutionized American travel in the 1800s, taking millions of people inland and helping to settle and develop the vast territories beyond the original colonies. It was an era in which young boys dreamed of becoming steamboat pilots and Mark Twain immortalized the “floating palaces” that traveled up and down the Mississippi River.

Steamboats--a familiar scene in Saint Charles, Missouri, during the 1860s time of THE QUILTED HEART omnibus. www.monahodgson.com

Steamboats--a familiar scene in Saint Charles, Missouri, during the 1860s time of THE QUILTED HEART omnibus. www.monahodgson.com

Black and white photograph of St. Claire paddleboat at Allen's Landing. S.L. Allen Company building can be seen in the background. In the foreground near the water and paddleboat are horses with wagons and men working. #AllensLanding #HoustonHistory #BuffaloBayou #Houston #History

Black and white photograph of St. Claire paddleboat at Allen's Landing. S.L. Allen Company building can be seen in the background. In the foreground near the water and paddleboat are horses with wagons and men working. #AllensLanding #HoustonHistory #BuffaloBayou #Houston #History

Murray River Paddlesteamers : Photo Gallery

Murray River Paddlesteamers : Photo Gallery

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