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Our June issue features Leland Johnson’s recreation of the inaugural steam voyage of Nicholas Roosevelt’s NEW ORLEANS on the Western Rivers two hundred years ago. Another of our S&D historians in residence, Tom Schiffer, has also penned an excellent account of this epoch-making trip, which we are pleased to share with you on our website courtesy of the Boone County Library and, of course, through the kindness of Cap’n Walnut himself. Following that narrative, we also post a clipping from the March 13, 1878 Cincinnati Commercial, the obituary notice for Mrs. Lydia Roosevelt, which provides additional details of that voyage she and her family shared 67 years earlier.

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