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Thursday, October 17, 2013

KING OF THE SNAGBOATERS

HENRY MILLER SHREVE
Yes, he was "King of the Snagboaters"

Back in the early 1800's many of the southern rivers of the United States were clogged up with fallen trees....and it was generally fairly hard for riverboats to get from point A to point B.  In fact there was the Red River in Arkansas so clogged up they called it "The Raft"

Well "Ole Henry" as a self-educated marine inventor designed and built the famed snagboats that cleared these southern rivers.
This made him so famous that a town was named after him...."Shreveport"
So HERE is how Henry Miller Shreve became the "King of the Snagboaters"