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Old 07-23-2015, 11:08 PM
 
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Many years back the REFLECTOR published a picture of the orchestra on the CITY OF LOUISVILLE on one of her Mardi Gras trips. The floating palaces of the 1870's had orchestras aboard. Seems like music drew passengers pretty much throughout the steamboat era. Mrs. Howard used to mention the all female band on the Str. CALHOUN. The GORDON C. GREENE had a band as did the DQ in her early days. The trouble was getting musicians who would stay on the boat not the desire to have professional musicians on board.
Picture is the band on the GOLDEN EAGLE and I believe the piano player is a young Happy Briscoe...she was aboard that fatefull night when the boat hit the dike and sank in 1947.
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