...from the Gary
R. Lucy Gallery
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A tranquil, moonlit summer evening finds the side-wheel steamboat DeSMET tied off at Missouri's Hermann Landing, while behind it an "iron horse" locomotive speeds past the White House Hotel - - a portent of the emerging dominance of the railroad over river craft.
Only a few years earlier, this Hermann riverfront was a primary shipping port for many of the iron products used to build the American West - - and was known as "The Iron Landing". Meramec Iron Works, the first iron foundry west of the Mississippi, shipped its products by oxen-drawn wagons across the "Old Iron Road" from St. James, Missouri to Hermann.
THE DeSMET was built and piloted by famed riverboat captain Joseph LaBarge, who named the steamer after his friend Father Pierre Jean DeSmet. With her free-form beauty, the DeSMET typified the graceful swans of America's Inland Waterways. She was one of the last side-wheel steamers to navigate the upper Missouri to Fort Benton, Montana.
Image size 16" x 28 1/2"
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