Steamboat Arabia Museum/collection in Kansas City
Finally visited this museum after living here 15 years and was amazed at the amount and types of almost pristine wares of the period, pulled up from the wreck of a steamboat in a mo riverbed over a hundred years later. there must of been hundreds of brogans, shoes and boots even RUBBER ones, that looked like modern crocs or golasses. The coats and hats, handsaws that looked like the ones in truevalue. Tons of tinware. Looked like sutler row. I saw sewn and pegged shoes, boot pistols and tools that i thought were post war, totally amazing. This wreck was in the 1850's, height of the bleeding Kansas days. Amazing visit if you ever get the chance.
9th Texas Co. C
1st Mo Bn/trans-miss bde
formerly 61st Va.