Tag: St. Louis history
One of the slickest hucksters and patent medicine peddlers on the Mississippi River. You’ll meet him in Shantyboats and Roustabouts.
My New Book Is Out
It’s now official. In a nice surprise at the mailbox today, I received an advance copy of my new book from LSU Press. Thanks for your support and interest in those who lived and labored on the Mississippi River and its tributaries in the era of Mark Twain and beyond. I believe their voices and…
Shantyboat Standoff Against Anheuser-Busch
“This is my home and I intend to defend it. All that it contains is the toil of years. If anyone attempts to pull my houseboat off without due process of law, I’ll kill the one who attempts it.”
Rose Mosenthein was a pioneer in women’s competitive rowing and aquatic sports at a time when rowing clubs denied membership to women.