Life on the Missouri: Adventure, Excitement, & Romance?
It's 1877, and former steamboat officer John Nelson tells stories of the river, steamboats, and the people he has met in nearly 40 years on the Missouri. Nelson is a fictional character based on actual accounts of riverboat life. Some stories are of actual events; others are fiction based on conditions and events of the era.
Did You Know?
The average lifespan of a Missouri River steamboat was 5.7 years. Twenty percent of these boats sank before their third season. More...