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  Steamboat Arabia Museum
by basstbn

Steamboats once were plentiful on the Missouri River between St Louis and Kansas City, both for commerce and for migration of settlers to the west. The steamer Arabia sunk in the waters of the mighty river in 1856. It was unearthed in a cornfield 132 years later with its precious cargo remarkably preserved in the mud. The river had changed course in the intervening years.

The private citizens who rescued the Arabia and its contents have chosen not to sell off its cargo piece by piece, but to place these items in a museum in Kansas City's City Market. It makes for a fascinating visit!

Address: 400 Grand Boulevard
Directions: In the City Market
Phone: 816-471-1856
Website: http://www.1856.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 7, 2004
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