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Travels Across America: June 7-16, Part 1 of 3

Posted 06-19-2009 at 12:00 AM by Jon Tschiggfrie
Iíve been at school for four years studying music education and voice. Iíve been in choirs since elementary school, and Iíve been involved with my parishís music ministry since high school. It seems that everything has been preparing me for a job in some sort of vocal or education work, and I never had reason to doubt that I would start my music career teaching or singing. So imagine my surprise when, not three days ago, I discovered that my first paying gig as a musician would be as relief calliopist...
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Missing mississippi steamboat money clip

Posted 06-05-2009 at 10:20 PM by GENE SHOAP
My first time on board...just signed up. Hope someone can help me.
I have a dear friend soon to reach his 90th birthday. A few months back he was robbed of his cash and a valued "Mississippi Queen Money Clip". As a special gift for his 90TH birthday I would like to replace his money clip. Can anyone point me to a source for same. Much obliged.
Gene S.

PS I'm new anyone passing information on riverboats EAST of the Mississippi..perhaps not steamboats...
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Comin' Roun' the Bend: An Itinerary for the Summer

Posted 06-01-2009 at 03:02 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,...
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Ship Ablaze - The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

Posted 05-15-2009 at 02:59 AM by Franz Neumeier
The burning of the Steamboat General Slocum on New York's East River on June 15, 1904, was the worse disaster in New York's history before the 9/11 attacks, killing 1,021 people, mostly women and children, according to the official numbers. Author Edward T. O'Donnell obviously did a tremendous job in researching this horrible disaster by going through thousands of pages of archiv material and old newspaper articles.
For readers only interested in the steamboat related part of the disaster,...
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On the Road Again: Summer 2009

Posted 04-14-2009 at 01:06 AM by Jon Tschiggfrie
ďI have learned that there lies dormant in the souls of all men a penchant for some particular musical instrument, and an unsuspected yearning to learn to play on it, that are bound to wake up and demand attention some day.Ē - Samuel Clemens

Itís been nearly eight months since I last posted to this blog, and in that time, Iíve come to the realization of what is now a painfully obvious truth: not only is calliope research turning into one of those lifelong projects for me, but also I...
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