Thursday, November 22, 2018

White River Inspirations

Discover a few books & inspiration that has assisted me in understanding the historical context of the White River in the Ozarks. From Flatboats & Keelboats to the Golden Age of Steamboats, these books are a gem. These sources will be referenced in future videos as a foundation of discovery in our Ozarks' History.

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1. Baldwin, Leland Dewitt. The Keelboat Age on Western Waters. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980.

2. Huddleston, Duane, Sammie Rose, and Pat Wood. Steamboats and Ferries on the White River: A Heritage Revisited. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1998.

3. Way, Frederick. Ways Packet Directory, 1848-1994: Passenger Steamboats of the Mississippi River System since the Advent of Photography in Mid-continent America. Athens, OH: Ohio Univ. Press, 1995.

Other Sources Not Mentioned:
1. Allen, Michael. Western Rivermen, 1763-1861: Ohio and Mississippi Boatmen and the Myth of the Alligator Horse. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1990.

2. Brown, Mattie. "River Transportation in Arkansas, 1819-1890." The Arkansas Historical Quarterly 1, no. 4 (1942): 342-54. doi:10.2307/40037518.

3. Gudmestad, Robert H. Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2011.

4. Hunter, Louis C. Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1949.

5. Kane, Adam I. The Western River Steamboat. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2004.

6. Paskoff, Paul F. Troubled Waters: Steamboat Disasters, River Improvements, and American Public Policy, 1821-1860. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2007.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Confederate Stone Honoring a Union President

Something new for Ozarks' History!

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In this video, we discover the Ozarks' History connection to Abraham Lincoln's cenotaph/tombstone in Springfield, Illinois. Folks, we have a Confederate Stone honoring a Union President.

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