The Yellow Stone Steamboat

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In the summer of 1830, Kenneth McKenzie (“King of Missouri”) suggested to Pierre Chouteau (Jr., Western agent for John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company) that a steamboat could transport trade goods and supplies up the Missouri River and carry furs and skins on the return trip. In November of 1830 Chouteau placed an order with two firms in Louisville for the Yellow Stone (Yellow Stone is a side wheeler steamboat was the first steam powered boat to reach above Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the Missouri River). During April of 1831 the steamboat know as Yellow Stone left St.louis for her first run on the Missouri River. She was completed several weeks later than they said she was and the delay means running in low water. The captain of the Yellow
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