We all like treasure hunting, don't we?
I recently had the pleasure of seeing one of the
greatest treasure hunts of our state!
Who wouldn't want to find these?!
In 1856 the steamboat Arabia sank in the Missouri river
near Parkville, MO. It quickly sank into the mud and
fortunately everyone survived except for one mule who
was tied to the boat.
In 1988 a team of Missouri treasure seekers located and
successfully rescued the cargo that lay below.
They spent months digging the muddy items from their grave
and set about cleaning and restoring these treasures.
They opened a museum in Kansas City to share this monumental
treasure hunt with others. I enjoyed this experience very much
and so appreciate the hard work that is still ongoing today as
they continue to clean and preserve these bits of history.
I was thrilled to see the anchor of the Arabia! They have other
parts of the boat that was able to be salvaged and preserved.
The room set up below, shows what life was like during the
time the Arabia sank.
I enjoyed this so much, but then I love
Thank you so much for stopping by today for a visit!
Have a most wonderful week!