Big Wheel Keep on Turning: Steamboats in Louisiana
In 1812 the introduction of steam power revolutionized transportation on the Mississippi and other Louisiana waterways, ushering in a golden age of travel that would last until the end of the nineteenth century. Described by one observer as a “wedding cake on a raft,” the steamboat became an American icon and an enduring symbol of the Mississippi River. This exhibition also looks at the role of steamboats on Bayou Teche.
Big Wheel Keep on Turning: Steamboats in Louisiana opens with a reception at the Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum, 118 Cotten Road, in Patterson, Thursday, October 26, at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free opening.