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 Post subject: Steamboat Arabia Museum, Kansas City, Mo
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:01 am 
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If you have never looked at some of the recovered goods you are missing some neat stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Steamboat Arabia Museum, Kansas City, Mo
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Definitely a must see museum. If you are anywhere near Kansas City, do yourself a favor and visit it. When I was there, a young woman was cleaning shoes from the wreck. I asked her how long she thought it would take to clean all of the cargo. She said she would have a job for life. There is that much stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Steamboat Arabia Museum, Kansas City, Mo
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The Steamboat Arabia Museum is a fascinating place to visit and I encourage anyone driving through Kansas City to stop by and spend a few hours at the museum, well worth it. Back in February of 2015 my wife and I were visiting the museum I believe it was the third time there and I was just overcome with all the artifacts that I told one of the museum curators many of the artifacts on display I personally have discovered myself while metal detecting the fields in close proximity to Kansas City over the years. She was so intrigued she asked if I was willing to set up a display to show some of the artifacts I found over the years. No doubt many of the artifacts I discovered were transported by boat just like the Steamboat Arabia was transporting material when it caught a snag and sunk above Kansas City in 1856. Here is the backdrop they provided inside the museum for my display of artifacts. It was an incredible experience that day to talk with individuals from all over the country passing through the area and answering many questions about early Kansas History.

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 Post subject: Re: Steamboat Arabia Museum, Kansas City, Mo
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Love the bits, spurs and stirrups!....very cool. 8-) Is that a picket pin in front of the cav bits?

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 Post subject: Re: Steamboat Arabia Museum, Kansas City, Mo
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Yes it is and I found it about 3 feet deep in a fire pit and also where I found my only two gold coins after 35 years of digging. The middle iron on the table on the far right was dug out of a Dragoon camp if you can believe that.


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