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What Was Discovered Buried Underneath A Missouri Farm Is Mind Blowing

The steamboat Arabia was a side wheeler steamboat built in 1853 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. On September 5, 1856, it hit a snag in the Missouri River and sank near Parkville, Missouri. The steamboat and its contents were found in the late 1980s by a team of researchers.

Work finally ended at the site on February 11, 1989. The pumps were turned off and work ceased at the site. The hole filled with water overnight, and the site was filled back in so it wouldn’t be a hazard. The Arabia Steamboat museum is located at 400 Grand Blvd in Kansas City. For more information, click here.

Stephanie Butler
A native Midwesterner with a love for family, friends, and learning new things. In second-stage of career life, this former college instructor enjoys contributing to OIYS, blogging, reading, and spending time with her kids.