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VIDEO PRESENTATION: The Journey of the Steamboat "New Orleans"

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My name is Bill Wiemuth and this is the 12th installment in my History Highlights Series of Online Video Presentations. 

This is one of the great adventure stories in American history. The first steam-powered boat on the Ohio River and Mississippi River traveled more than 2,200 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania down the to New Orleans. And the series of challenges, travails, and disasters the travelers endured seems out of a Hollywood movie.

The boat was constructed at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Nicholas Roosevelt, a new partner of Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston. The remarkable vessel was christened as the "New Orleans" -- named for its ultimate destination. No one in the west had seen mechanized transportation. The idea was revolutionary. In October of 1811, Roosevelt, accompanied by his pregnant wife Lydia, their toddler daughter, and a crew of eight embarked on an extraordinary journey. They endured rapids, floods, fires, threats from Native Americans, and the incredible effects of North America's largest series of earthquakes.

The impact of this invention and this journey brought the ability to move people, products, and information swiftly upstream and downstream. This sparked massive migration and economic development of the Mississippi River valley and eventually to thousands of miles of the continent's interior made accessible by the network of rivers and these new steamboats.

This presentation is part of a 7-day Virtual Cruise experience of the Lower Mississippi River. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO LEARN MORE:

https://historyhighlights.gumroad.com/l/MississippiRiverCruise


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Your support helps make these efforts possible, plus you gain access to my member blog where I post several times a week with additional brief History Highlights videos, podcasts, articles, links, online events, and more. To learn more and sample some of my bonus programming, CLICK HERE.


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VIDEO PRESENTATION: The Journey of the Steamboat "New Orleans"

TO ACCESS THE VIDEO, please consider entering whatever amount you can to support these efforts to share fascinating historical stories. You can enter $7 (or any greater amount) to access the video. We appreciate any amount of support for our endeavors. Thank you!

Then click the "I want this!" button to confirm and enjoy the video!

*Note: If you are accessing on a phone, scroll all the way down to the bottom for access.

My name is Bill Wiemuth and this is the 12th installment in my History Highlights Series of Online Video Presentations. 

This is one of the great adventure stories in American history. The first steam-powered boat on the Ohio River and Mississippi River traveled more than 2,200 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania down the to New Orleans. And the series of challenges, travails, and disasters the travelers endured seems out of a Hollywood movie.

The boat was constructed at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Nicholas Roosevelt, a new partner of Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston. The remarkable vessel was christened as the "New Orleans" -- named for its ultimate destination. No one in the west had seen mechanized transportation. The idea was revolutionary. In October of 1811, Roosevelt, accompanied by his pregnant wife Lydia, their toddler daughter, and a crew of eight embarked on an extraordinary journey. They endured rapids, floods, fires, threats from Native Americans, and the incredible effects of North America's largest series of earthquakes.

The impact of this invention and this journey brought the ability to move people, products, and information swiftly upstream and downstream. This sparked massive migration and economic development of the Mississippi River valley and eventually to thousands of miles of the continent's interior made accessible by the network of rivers and these new steamboats.

This presentation is part of a 7-day Virtual Cruise experience of the Lower Mississippi River. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO LEARN MORE:

https://historyhighlights.gumroad.com/l/MississippiRiverCruise


Complete List of Titles
To view the entire collection of History Highlights audiobooks and video presentations, CLICK HERE.


Join our History Highlights member group

Your support helps make these efforts possible, plus you gain access to my member blog where I post several times a week with additional brief History Highlights videos, podcasts, articles, links, online events, and more. To learn more and sample some of my bonus programming, CLICK HERE.


Perfect Emailable Gifts!

All our audiobooks and video presentations can be easily emailed as a gift. At checkout, just click the little gift box icon and enter the email address of the recipient. HistoryHighlights.com presentations are the perfect gift for anyone!

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