By popular demand, Thrills of the Historic Ohio River by Frank Grayson was published in book form in 1929 after having first appeared as a series of daily river columns in the Cincinnati Times-Star. Long considered a classic, first editions are highly sought for its invaluable information on early river transportation and steamboating history. Although Grayson honored the Ohio in the title, he freely interwove historical fact and first-hand accounts about the entire Ohio/Mississippi river system. Included are anecdotes about many of the river towns, both small and large, as well as sketches of several of the colorful characters who contributed to the diversity of river life. The words to several roustabout chanteys round out the bill of fare.
This treasured volume is guaranteed to help keep the history of America's inland waterways alive through this newly revised edition. Originally printed in paperback, Grayson's well-known "red book" has been faithfully reproduced in every detail, including the beautiful cover art and all photographs. Three separate indices identify general subject matter, boat lines, and a separate vessel index listing nearly 500 vessels, enabling the information to be readily accessible for further study.
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158 Ashland Cove Road
Vevay, IN 47043
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