SUPPLY DEPOT: Below Fort Benton, the waterway was dotted with port towns whose main business was to maintain the flow of supplies from the East. Steamboats were the lifeline of the frontier. The ECLIPSE is docked at the Third Street landing, Bismark, Dakota, 1876.
The Spread Eagle packet is shown heading downstream below the Merchants Bridge. It was owned by Capts. Henry and Buck Leyhe who once operated the Eagle Packet Company. Located near Eads Bridge since 1874. A member of the famous Eagle fleet, the Spread Eagle was lost Jan. 18, 1918 when it hit an ice wall while at the head of a fleet of four Eagle steamboats on the Tennessee River.
9x6.75 in photograph of the Festival Hall on Art Hill in Forest Park at the 1904 World's Fair. The picture was taken at night and the lights on the buildings are reflecting in the water of the Grand Basin.