Author Archive | Nancy Gentry

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The Sultana

How can the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history be unknown to most Americans? It is surprising to me, but few people recognize the name Sultana, a riverboat that exploded on the Mississippi River April 27, 1865 killing as many as 1800 people. This is more lives lost than those on the Titanic. It is […]

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