Last week I spoke to the Beaver County Genealogy and History Center at their monthly meeting.
My topic was “Steamboats, Georgetown and the Civil War”. The lecture was approximately 45 minutes followed by an informal question period of about 60 minutes. I am not a historian. But for those who only remember the Poes because of their celebrated battle with the Indian named Bigfoot, they are missing the Poes’ astonishing body of work as steamboat captains and pilots.
I find it a fun and an important bit of American history. Too important to forget. I hope the members of the BCGS agreed.