Learn about steamboats and their impact on American history. See drawings and photographs and read first-hand accounts. Includes audio files of steamboat whistles and videos of the boats. Also read about the inventors and builders. Includes eThemes Resources on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Watch a video on steamboats in Hannibal.
This site provides lots of information about steamboats. See photos and diagrams of steamboats. Hear whistles of steamboats and see video of "The Delta Queen." Be sure to explore the virtual model by clicking on "Explore a Virtual Steamboat." NOTE: The site includes an unmoderated discussion board.
This 12-minute video, "Portrait of a River Town", from the Finding Missouri: Our History and Heritage series tells about life in Hannibal, a Mississippi River town. Learn about steamboats in the area and the author Samuel Clemens who grew up in Hannibal.
These sites tell about the Missouri River, past and present. See maps and photographs of the river as well as animals found in and around it. Includes information on Lewis and Clark, fur traders, and transportation. Also covers the issues surrounding the river and its endangered status. Some sites regarding the issues are intended for the teachers and may be too difficult for some students.