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Comin' Roun' the Bend: An Itinerary for the Summer

Posted 06-01-2009 at 02:02 PM by Jon Tschiggfrie
At long last, a solid itinerary is in view. Here's where the team will be stopping this time around:

Jun 7-8: Drive from Dubuque to Peru, IN to visit Dave Morecraft
Jun 8-9: Drive from Peru to Marietta to visit Ohio River Museum
Jun 9-11: Drive from Marietta to Cincinnati to visit PLCHC and others
Jun 11-12: Drive from Cincinnati to Chattanooga to stay aboard and record the DELTA QUEEN
Jun 12-14: Drive from Chattanooga to New Orleans to visit Tulane, the NATCHEZ, and Capt. Hawley
Jun 15-16: Drive from New Orleans to St. Louis to visit Jefferson Library
Jun 16: Drive home to Dubuque

We hope to make a pass through Wisconsin to interview some calliope folks and to play the America calliope in Milwaukee's Great Circus Parade, July 11-12. This instrument was discussed on the .org board as being the same Nichol instrument used in the 1934 Elizabeth, PA Centennial parade.

Of course, Dad and I are champing at the bit to hear Capt. Bates' talk at the Howard Museum in July as well. Hope to see you all there!

That's it so far. Any suggestions?
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Hi Jonathan!

Thanks for the intinerary. As always, I'm certainly looking forward to seeing you and your dad here next month for the program at the museum.

Have you considered visiting the Point Pleasant River Museum? They have a nice library and you might find some calliope photos and information there, especially on the showboating Bryant and Reynolds families.

Safe travels and we'll see you soon!

"Uncle Keith"
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