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A History of the Missouri River
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TitleA History of the Missouri River
AbstractLengthy article on the history of the Missouri River since its first encounter with European explorers, starting with Coronado in 1540-1542 and observations by Marquette and Joliet in 1673. Description of the development of navigation of the river for fur trade and steamboats that were eventually phased out by railroads in the late 1800s. Includes illustrations of steamboats and descriptions of many explorers, Indian tribes, etc., including the author, Philip Chappell, a steamboat captain with a boat named for him until 1860. He later became mayor of Jefferson City, Missouri, state treasurer, and in Kansas City president of Citizens' National Bank and a "member of the first board of public works in Kansas City" in 1889.
NotesUnder the title appears this statement: "A paper read by Phil. E. Chappell, of Kansas City, Mo., before the Kansas State Historical Society, at its twenty-ninth annual meeting, December 6, 1904."
AuthorPhilip Edward Chappell
DateMarch 20, 1905
SourceKansas Historical Collections
Chapter Title4
See AlsoMVSC 977 C46
Local SubjectMissouri River
Chappell, Philip E.
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID108137
CONTENTdm number15130
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