First program in County Historical Society’s speaker’s series is about steamboats
By staff writer
The Gasconade County Historical Society’s first 2013 Speaker’s series program is titled “Steamboats and the Gasconade River.”
This program, presented by Ed Bossaller, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at Pin Oak Baptist Church, 2700 River Road, in Mt. Sterling.
Ed Bossaller grew up on the Gasconade River at Mt. Sterling in the 1960′s and has lived, raised a family, and worked there all his life.
Having family on both sides of the river in Osage and Gasconade counties provided him with an abundance of experiences and stories that were just part of life at the time. Finding an old photograph in 2002 brought out a renewed interest in the river and inspired him to dig into the history of the river and the area. The results of his research shows how interesting life on and around the Gasconade River was in the past and still is today.
Open to the public, this presentation promises to be a fascinating afternoon exploring the history of steam boating on the Gasconade River. This is also a great opportunity to visit Mt. Sterling and the church whose spire is such a prominent feature on the hillside just north and up the hill from Highway 50.
Tickets to the event are available at the door for $10.00. Proceeds support the operation of the Archives & Records Center in Hermann and the Gasconade County Historical Society Museum in Owensville.
The annual Speaker’s Series is presented by the Gasconade County Historical Society, sharing the history of our county with its citizens.
Proceeds will benefit the Archives & Records Center and the Museum.